At the 2014 Irrigation Show in Phoenix, the Irrigation Association announced the winners of its 2014 awards, which honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the irrigation industry.
The award recipients are:
- Crawford Reid Memorial Award: James “Jim” Roberts (awarded posthumously)
- Industry Achievement Award: Richard Reinders, Reinders, Inc. (Elm Grove, Wis.)
- National Water & Energy Conservation Award: Southern Nevada Water Authority (Las Vegas)
- Partner of the Year: Denne Goldstein, Irrigation & Green Industry (Reseda, Calif.)
- Person of the Year Award: Lawrence Schwankl, PhD, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Visalia, Calif.)