Nov. 18 2019 06:46 AM

Award applications are open through March 31, 2020.

The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Smart Water Application Technologies Awards are now open. These awards recognize water providers that are moving the needle on outdoor water conservation through stakeholder engagement, education and programs that promote efficiencies in outdoor water use.

The SWAT awards annually recognize water providers in two categories:

Outstanding Industry Partnership Award – This award recognizes efforts to increase partnerships with landscape and/or irrigation professionals to promote outdoor water conservation.

Outstanding Public Engagement Award – This award recognizes efforts to engage and educate residential and/or commercial end users on smart and efficient technologies, best practices, and programs related to outdoor water conservation.

“We had so many worthy programs apply for the awards last year,” says IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. “We are very excited to learn about and recognize leading programs in 2020.”

Award applications are open through March 31, 2020. Winners will be announced at the 2020 WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More information about the awards, past winners and how to submit an application can be found by visiting