Irrigation Talk - Tips and Resources

Irrigation Talk - Tips and Resources

Monday June 14, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Most residential properties use 30 to 60 percent of their water outdoors, depending on the region and climate. As much as 50 percent of water used outdoors is wasted due to evaporation, inefficient or broken equipment, and overwatering (1). Irrigation Talk In this webinar, Christine Hawkins and Luke Sires will provide helpful tips on using weather-based controllers, soil sensors, flow meters, submeters, and automatic metering infrastructure (AMI). We will also provide an update on EBMUD's water supply and drought restrictions. 

Submit your questions in advance. We want to hear what barriers, problems, confusion you face with your irrigation. Please submit questions and a photo to illustrate the issue by Wednesday, June 9 to

Christine Hawkins serves as the Specification Manager at Hunter Industries. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Horticultural Science from California Polytechnic Institute, Christine has worked in greenhouse operations and plant propagation, landscape maintenance and design, and sales, distribution, and education. 

Luke Sires has served as a Water Conservation Representative at EBMUD for the past five years. Luke work includes improving the water efficiency of commercial properties, helping manage the flowmeter rebate program, and supporting EBMUD's automatic metering infrastructure pilot program. Luke has a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Architecture and Planning, where he completed his thesis on residential water conservation programs.

This event qualifies for CEU's from Irrigation Association, AWWA, ReScape CA, Master Gardeners, and QWEL.


For more information contact, 510-986-7610.