Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2007-08 Deliverables

Task 2 Extension
Principal Investigator(s): Guy Fipps

Task 2: Irrigation Education and Training

  1. Develop a new short course for landscape irrigators on ET (Smart Controllers). Reformat Water Budgeting course for CD/Web delivery with the target audience municipal water supply companies, city conservation departments and public agencies involved in urban water conservation and planning.
  2. Offer at least three short courses in the Rio Grande Basin.
  3. Support three local networks and TexasET Web pages for LRGV, El Paso and the San Antonio/Uvalde areas. Continue the development of a real-time, interactive/automatic crop-water requirements algorithm for use in online ET Networks.
  4. Upgrade the drive system for the rainout shelter and provide technical support for the turf drought recovery study. Work with SAWS and clientele on the design and implementation of a partially fee-supported program to continue the studies for 2008.
  5. Implement bench testing of ET controllers and continue field evaluations of end-user satisfaction and problems.
  6. Work with Texas A&M system officials on planning for the ITC and San Antonio campus.
  7. Develop proposals to San Antonio region water agencies on pumping plant efficiency testing.
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