and Scholarships

The ASIC Awards Program provides a critical public education tool which establishes excellence and leadership in innovation water management. Participation in the program recognizes your projects and clients as stewards of one of the nation’s precious resources, water.” – Jeffrey Bruce, FASIC

Excellence in Irrigation

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/Sports Field Facilities; Golf; Residential; Planning and Analysis; Research. Members and non-members may submit their entry for consideration.

The 2019 Honor and Merit Award Recipients

ASIC Honor Awards

ASIC gives special recognition to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the irrigation industry.

The Award Process is as follows:

Nominations are solicited by the Honor Awards Committee

The Committee reviews the nominations and submits its final recommendations to the Board of Directors

Awards are chosen at the Board’s discretion and are not necessarily distributed annually

Roy Williams Memorial


This award is given in recognition of significant contributions to the irrigation industry. The award can be given to an individual or an organization.

Tom Tanto


Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement


This award is given to an individual whose long-term support of the Society’s principles and whose efforts to promote the goals of the Society are deserving of special recognition by his or her peers.

Norm and Kathleen Bartlett


Carol Colein


The Ivy Munion Langendorff Women in Irrigation


This award is given in recognition of women who have positively impacted and made a difference in the irrigation industry.


A Fellow is recognized for being outstanding in their career. Only 16 people have been named ASIC Fellow since the first Fellow was selected in 1992.

The criteria for an ASIC Fellow is as follows:

Career work advancing their profession

Service to the profession by sharing thier knowledge

Leadership roles resulting in recognition and respect

Freely volunteering for the betterment of the industry

Over 20 Years of Asic Fellows

2019 Bob Scott Irrigation Consultant Services, Inc.

2018 Jeffrey Bruce Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company

2017 Steven Hohl Water Concern, Ltd.

2015  Doug Macdonald  Aqua Engineering, Inc.

2014  Brian Vinchesi  Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

2014  Brendan Lynch** — Lynch & Associates, Ltd.

2007 James Barrett  James Barrett Associates, LLC

2002  Don K. Burns* — DKB Irrigation Consultants, Inc.

2000 John Blevens* — Irrigation Consultant (formerly ICS, Inc.)

1999  Stephen W. Smith  Aqua Engineering, Inc and Wade Water, LLC

1997  David D. Davis** — David D. Davis and Associates

1996  Richard W. Smith* — Richard W. Smith & Associates, Inc.

1994  David D. Pagano — d.d. Pagano, Inc.

1994  Bob Cloud** — Associated Irrigation Consultants

1994 Russell D. Mitchell  Russel D. Mitchell & Associates, Inc.

1992  Chet Sarsfield** — Irrigation Technical Services

** Deceased
*    Retired

Scholarships and Grants

ASIC Ivy Munion Langendorff Memorial Scholarship

ASIC Past President, Ivy Munion, passed away on May 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Ivy was very passionate about ASIC and the profession of irrigation consulting. Ivy and her spirited contributions to the industry will be sorely missed.

In order to honor Ivy in a significant and lasting way, ASIC has created a named scholarship in her memory as a fitting memorial to her.  The scholarship recipient will be a student, currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college with an emphasis on irrigation.

NALP NCLC Irrigation Design Workshop & Competition

Currently, ASIC is the lead sponsor for for the Irrigation Design Workshop and Competition Exam at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC).  Each year, the first, second and third place winners in the Irrigation Design Competition are recognized and awarded with a prize for their achievements. We hope that the students’ participation in the competition helps them consider pursuing a career in the irrigation design sector of the landscape industry.