Landscape & Irrigation

January/February 2016

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6 January/February 2016 Landscape and Irrigation INDUSTRY NEWS Post-show Recap: Irrigation Show 2015 The 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference was held Nov. 9-13, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. Some highlights from the show are as follows: Vinchesi wins IA Industry Achievement Award Brian Vinchesi, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, CLIM, CLWM, received the 2015 Irrigation Association (IA) Industry Achievement Award. He was nominated specifically for his exceptional leadership with the Smart Water Application Technologies initiative and IA's Stan- dards and Codes Committee. Vinchesi's direct involvement has led to the development of testing protocols, standards, and codes that recognize the importance of the managed landscape. But his commitment to the industry and the association started long before. For more than 20 years, Vinchesi has taught courses for IA, several universities, the National As- sociation of Landscape Professionals, and the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America. He has published articles in more than 20 industry publications, was named a WaterSense Partner of the Year in 2009, and received the Hunter Industries Trailblazer Award in 2012. In addition to the many IA committees on which he has served over the years, Vinchesi is an IA past president and has served as a chair of both the Certification Board and the Ir- rigation Foundation Board of Trustees. Lou Anella, Ph.D., honored With Excellence in Education Award The Irrigation Foundation named Lou Anella, Ph.D., of Oklahoma State University, the recipient of the 2015 Excel- lence in Education Award. The Excellence in Education Award recognizes a person who is actively teaching irrigation, water management and/ or water conservation in affiliation with a two- or four-year institution. The award honors academics who are playing a critical role in developing educated professionals with the knowledge and skills to create efficient irrigation solutions that will protect water and the environment. Anella is recognized for his efforts in developing the first irrigation course for the Horticulture and Landscape Archi- tecture department, introduced at OSU in 2007. Nearly a decade later, the highly regarded course is still taught to stu-

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