The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) initiated a project to develop a new standard, S623, Standardized Procedure for Determining Available Water for Landscapes and Estimating Landscape Water Use. Those with interest and expertise in the subject matter are invited to participate in the project.

The new document will standardize the ways in which both the available water resources and the irrigation requirements are quantified for landscape purposes.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on, or to participate in the development of, this or any other ASABE standard, contact Travis Tsunemori 269-932-7009,