Excellence in Irrigation

Acknowledging the Exceptional

Excellence in Irrigation Honor and Merit Award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning,  design functionalism, environmental responsibility and relevance. The projects are independently judged by an academic team at Cal Poly Pomona and Kansas State University, who are looking for evidence of unique problem solving;  forward thinking water resource management solutions and clarity in presentation. Entry categories include: Commercial/Public Works; Parks and Recreational/Sport Field Facilities; Golf; Residential; Planning and Analysis; Research.

Members and non-members may submit their entry for consideration.

The 2018 Honor Award Recipients Include:


Commercial and Public Works (Large Projects) Honor Award:

Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio


Commercial and Public Works (Small Projects) Honor Award:

Eighth and Harrison, San Francisco, California


Parks and Recreation/Sports Fields Honor Award:

Fort Missoula Regional Park, Missoula, Montana

  • Greg Baer, Baer Design Group, LLC, Consultant


Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex, Yuma, Arizona


The 2018 Merit Award Recipients Include:


Parks and Recreation/Planning and Analysis Merit Award:

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston, Texas


Research Merit Award:

Washington University East Campus, St. Louis, Missouri