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Learn about water in agriculture from The Toro Company

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Learn about water in agriculture from The Toro Company

    Trust the Process

    Trust the Process

    Hosts Rob Starr and Chris Davey of The Water Zone discuss the technology of center pivots that are utilized in farming, as well as drip irrigation systems and how they help greatly to reduce water usage. They further spoke about the thought process needed in building a backyard vegetable garden and what decisions need to be addressed before the physical work gets started.
    (Podcast recorded on June 18, 2020)

    • 54 min
    Lauria and Tank Talk

    Lauria and Tank Talk

    Featured guests Jim Lauria, VP of Sales and Marketing for Mazzei Injector Company, and Adam Tank, Director of Software Solutions at Transcend Water, join The Water Zone to discuss their new podcast about all things water. They believe that education about water and technology is an extremely important subject which must be shared with everyone.  They share their passionate advocation for water and vision with a broad view of the water industry.  They further discuss how they help water agencies and water-related companies promote their personal water stories through various media.
    (Podcast recorded on June 11, 2020)

    • 54 min
    Something Borrowed, Something Green

    Something Borrowed, Something Green

    Hosts Rob Starr and Chris Davey of The Water Zone explore the scenario of utility companies leasing smart irrigation systems and low-voltage lighting products to their customers. This conveys how consumers and commercial users can obtain these important water and electrical solutions for low payments, and even qualify to receive rebates for leasing these products. They spoke about a company, called Liberty Utilities, who have operations in 14 states across the U.S. and launched such a program.
    (Podcast recorded on June 4, 2020)

    • 54 min
    Taking Water to the Xtreme

    Taking Water to the Xtreme

    Special guests on The Water Zone were Tiffany Baca, Public Affairs Manager for Municipal Water District of Orange County, CA, and Sherri Gully, winner of The Water Zone's Xtreme Water Makeover Contest. Tiffany discussed her organization’s role in helping to promote the contest to their member water agencies. Sherri explained how she learned about the contest and how excited she was to have won.  She shared how she could not believe the makeover transitioned her yard.
    (Podcast recorded on May 21, 2020)
     

    • 54 min
    Turfs Up

    Turfs Up

    Featured guest on The Water Zone was Darren Gruner, CEO of Turfs Up Radio. Darren discusses how he entered the landscape industry 30 years ago, and now shares his industry knowledge and experiences – in addition to those of other notable professionals to help educate those in the landscape, irrigation and design industry.  
    (Podcast recorded on May 14, 2020)

    • 54 min
    Challenge Accepted

    Challenge Accepted

    Featured guest Reese Tisdale, CEO of Bluefield Research, an independent advisory firm that helps utilities and companies address the various challenges of water. Tisdale discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the water industry, and projects that the current pandemic will affect the affordability of water. Further, Tisdale described how the utility companies are rushing to prioritize their resilience, leading up to the latest water industry's investment into digital technologies to help them better manage their overall processing operations.
    (Podcast recorded on May 7, 2020)

    • 54 min

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