Friday, December 4, 2009

Calgary wins international water and energy conservation award

The City of Calgary Parks has won the National Water and Energy Conservation Award by “transforming the irrigation industry in western Canada and demonstrated exceptional commitment to using water wisely.”

In announcing the award, the Irrigation Association commented that “Calgary has invested in the latest irrigation technology to maximize the benefit of every drop of water, decrease runoff and minimize downstream effects. Calgary has also invested heavily in park employees, who actively participate in IA’s education and certification programs.”

The International Irrigation Association announced the recipients of the 2009 industry awards during the Irrigation Show in San Antonio yesterday. The City of Calgary was recognized for its outstanding contribution, innovation, commitment, and achievement in the conservation of water and energy relating to irrigation procedures, equipment, methods and techniques.

“Our water management team has dedicated and passionate members that have worked hard to help us become leaders in municipal water management,” said Denis Gourdeau, Water Management Lead with The City of Calgary Parks. “We are pleased to receive this award and honoured that we have been recognized by our peers.”

For more information on Parks’ Water Management at The City of Calgary, visit

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