Posts Tagged ‘Alan Harris’

  • Top 5 Posts about Water Management from 2013
    01.14.14

    Top 5 Posts About Water Management from 2013

    2013 was a great year for water management posts on ValleyCrestTakesOn.com. A total of 53 posts about water management generated over 55,000 page views resulting from almost 35,000 visits. While most of the visits were from the United Sates, the reach was truly international. Top 5 Countries United States Canada United Kingdom India Australia As might be expected, the people most interested in water management and water conservation were from areas of the country experiencing severe drought thus showing once... MORE >

  • Sunlight shining through the trees exposing high irrigation pressure
    11.05.13

    A Day in the Life of an Irrigation Tech

    One day each year members of  ValleyCrest’s  management team, from the CEO to the local Account Managers, report to a Crew Leader and work in the field to recognize our hard-working crews and demonstrate the respect we have for the job they do every day. This year I joined an Irrigation Tech for inspections and upgrade recommendations. This is the story of my day. 5:30 AM: With my steel toed work boots, safety vest and several layers of clothes I... MORE >

  • Gabi H2O edutainment cards for playing water war.
    10.15.13

    Edutainment: #1 Fun Way to Promote Water Conservation Behavior

    If you were born in the 1960’s or later you grew up with edutainment. (Think Sesame Street, Magic School Bus, Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer, etc.) Edutainment is the portmanteau formed by the words “education” and “entertainment”. In most cases edutainment is focused on school aged children who also happen to serve as a great conduit to help train their parents. My first introduction to child focused edutainment for water conservation was at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in 2012 where... MORE >

  • Dragonfly
    10.30.12

    We Were Bitten by the Blue Bug of Water Conservation

    In the post, “When Were You Bitten by the Green Bug”, the importance and success of early childhood education when it came to conservation was explored. The responses and comments on this site as well as in group discussions on LinkedIn were inspirational so I asked a two of my fellow contributors and other water lovers how they first became interested in water conservation. Charles Fishman – Journalist, Author of “The Big Thirst” I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Fishman... MORE >

  • WaterSmart Innovations 2012
    09.11.12

    Social Media — Don’t get left behind

    In Socialnomics Erik Qualman tells us we don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.  He also tells us the ROI of social media is your business will still exist in five years.  LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs are making tremendous impacts on the water industry and business in general. Next month the WaterSmart conference is taking place in Las Vegas and we are there Tuesday October 2, from 8... MORE >

  • Kayakers on the Los Angeles River
    08.05.12

    Intended Consequence: The Los Angeles River

    In a previous post we reviewed the transformation of the Los Angeles River from a natural, albeit flood prone waterway to the concrete culvert it is today. As mentioned in that post it is time to undo some of the sins of the past. Helping advance an initiative to restore the river which began in the 1980’s and bring the plight of the river to the public’s attention is a documentary “Rock the Boat”. BACKGROUND Despite the fact the act... MORE >

  • newspapers
    07.26.12

    ValleyCrest in the News

    Did you know you can find articles by and about our bloggers all over the Web? If you enjoy reading ValleyCrest Takes On, check out these other resources to learn more! And don’t forget, you can follow ValleyCrestTakesOn.com on Twitter at @ValleyCrest. July IA Member Update spring newsletter: Richard offers a contractors’ perspective on the grassroots advocacy program Associa Living: On Associa’s website for Community Associations, Alan explains the value of adaptive plants and Richard shares summer turf watering tips. SHADE... MORE >

  • Earth Hour
    03.27.12

    That’s the Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia…

    …and California and Canada and Brazil and France and England and in… March 31st 8:30 PM (your time zone) EARTH HOUR If you have not heard about Earth Hour don’t feel bad. It turns 5 this year and how many 5 year olds do you know?  Of course, last year Earth Hour did reach 1.8 billion people in 135 countries and every continent so maybe it is time to get on board. What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a... MORE >

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