Since its launch in May of 2014, the
Irrigation Association’s Water Feature
& Lake Management Common
Interest Group has held two meetings to
define the group’s goals and objectives. The
primary goal of this group is to provide a
forum for stakeholders to develop peerreviewed
best practices for water features
and lake management that promote overall
industry growth and success.
The CIG has identified six focus areas:
water quality, human/animal and
water-use interface, safety, suggested regulations
and guidelines for municipalities,
sizing guidelines and decorative water
types, construction and maintenance.
ponds with plants and fish, including
design, construction, filtration, edge treatments,
fish health and habitat, pump selection
construction, water flow, treatment and
adaptation, transplanting and
transferring, temporary housing and
As the CIG works on defining best practices, members are focused on the following important objectives:
components to ensure responsible and
compliant design and construction.
to regulators and policymakers that
promote responsible use of water and
the benefits of balanced, well-maintained
bodies of water.
about this growing field.
communication to engage interested
process, and the CIG invites all industry
professionals to help with this effort.
The group will host its first face-to-face
meeting at the 2014 Irrigation Show
& Education Conference in Phoenix,
November 17 through 21. CIG meetings
are free and open to all IA members,
and no advance registration is required.
To get involved or learn more about
this group, contact IA Water Features
and Lake Management Chair Paul
Amos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IA
Business Development Director Scott
In addition to the CIG meeting,
the Irrigation Show will include a
pond and waterscape pavilion and
the International Professional Pond
Companies Association’s annual education
conference, INFO TANZA. Visit
www.irrigationshow.org to learn more