Sustaining Landscape Success


Date:  Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  LA Convention Center

Registration: Open Now


Join us for WaterBuild, The Water Summit at Greenbuild on October 4. WaterBuild is developed to continue the conversation on water in California with the goal of producing valuable material to support the work already underway. This panel will look at how to successfully sustain low-water landscapes.

You’ll learn how to:

  1. Prioritize plants for irrigation during periods of water restriction / stress
  2. Identify the most typical problems with managing dry landscapes, such as salt accumulation and setting the controller, and understand the remedies that overcome them.
  3. Understand, budget and prioritize the tasks that slow, stop and clean urban runoff.


Panelists will include:

  • Bill McDonnell, Municipal Water District (MWD), who will cover regional conversion statistics, trends in resource consumption, and highlight what lies in the future.
  • Carlos Gomez, LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP), who will relay his experiences and lessons learned from having to irrigate thousands of acres during severe water restrictions.
  • Doug Kent, SoCalGas, who will cover the most important aspects of managing a property that slows, stops and screens runoff.
  • Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping, who will look at the plant palettes that save water and energy, reduce operational costs and maintenance times, and thrive year round with a just a little love.