Our irrigation system assessments are intended to evaluate
Then we help think
about development of a Master Plan.
Inside the Ag-Urban interface, most facility managers have
little interest in becoming irrigation specialists themselves.
They have enough on their plates.
Across the line, ranchers and farmers in Arizona and
Califonia would not be in business today if they didn't have
very good skills and knowledge in irrigation.
If the irrigation industry promises to improve your irrigation
effectiveness and efficiency by using their products, we suggest
you allow us to narrow down the field of options that meet your
budget and engineer the highest performance system from those
decisions. Click here about Water Sagacity
In a new report called Risky Business, Risk
Committee member George Shultz recalls when he was serving as
Pres. Reagan’s Secretary of State in 1987.. He urged the
President to take action on that decade’s hotly-contested
scientific issue: the ozone layer. As Shultz later said in an
interview with Scientific American, “Rather than go and confront
the people who were doubting it and have a big argument with
them, we’d say to them:
there must be, in the back of your mind, at least a little
doubt. You might be wrong, so let’s all get together
on an insurance policy.”
That insurance policy became the Montreal
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, an
international treaty still in effect to this day.
paraphrasing, "Our goal with
the Risky Business Project is not to confront the doubters.
Rather, it is to bring American business and government—doubters
and believers alike—together to look squarely at the potential
risks posed by climate change, and to consider whether it’s time
to take out another insurance policy."
Uniquely offering Conservation
Activity Plan 118, an AZ NRCS construct...an activity reserved for private enterprise
with cost-sharing by USDA
(click to see the CAP118 brochure
adapted to Arizona; call for a quotation)
- Certified by irrigation industry
- USDA Registered TSP; promoting smaller government
with private sector collaboration
- M.S., Agribusiness, AZ State University
- Irrigation Technical Leader at AZDOT
- Assistant Agronomist at Chemonics
How one contractor solved a real dilemma for AZ DOT enabling the elimination of four irrigation starts per year to save 196,000 gallons per mile.
At City of Mesa, for example, that's a recoup of
an estimated $15,947
......and growing !
pdf/Silva.pdf SEE THIS....
PARTIAL SOLUTION TO: (click image from Risky
Business June, 2014)