IA Person of the Year

The Irrigation Association honored Guy Fipps, Ph.D., PE, as its Person of the Year at the 2015 Irrigation Show. Fipps is a globally recognized leader in irrigation technology and water conservation. He has devoted more than 25 years to improving irrigation efficiency, developing new technologies and promoting water-use efficiency. His research and extension educational efforts have helped make major advancements in irrigation technologies.

Fipps has worked in Iraq, Rwanda, Libya, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, China, Jordan, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Russia, Chad and Upper Volta. The work done in these countries spans all aspects of irrigation, including water management, salinity management, river basin development and water resources. Fipps also acted as the subject matter expert on a $24.5 million civil works, center pivot project in Iraq.