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sports fields are increasingly targeted for water conservation. Low water-requiring or “water-wise” urban landscaping is an increasingly important policy tool in arid/semiarid and water-limited areas in Australia and the western United States ( Hurd et

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efficiency with which that water is used to produce turf biomass may also contribute to improved water conservation. Water use efficiency is a measure of carbon assimilated per unit of water transpired by the plant ( Stanhill, 1986 ) and can be measured

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One means of achieving water conservation in turf management is by providing water at rates below a plant’s maximal consumptive water use, otherwise known as deficit irrigation ( Feldhake et al., 1984 ; Fry and Butler, 1989 ; Qian and Engelke

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The Water Conservation Act with the goal of increasing water use efficiency through urban and agricultural water conservation. It required that agricultural water suppliers (including farmers and anybody else who digs a well) adopt water management

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which irrigation amounts are not adjusted based on lawn requirements ( Bremer et al., 2012 ). Our findings, along with those of Bremer et al. (2012) , provide support for focusing educational programming on water conservation toward homeowners of higher

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). A primary design goal of the Living Building Challenge is resource conservation. Landscape designs must balance the water use requirement of the constructed landscape with the quantity of water generated on site from rainfall, storm water storage, or

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Like other parts of the United States, impairment of water quality by agriculture is a major concern in California. In Ventura County, the Calleguas Creek ( Fig. 1 ) and the Santa Clara River ( Fig. 2 ) watersheds have 50,000 and 60,000 irrigated

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provide information for helping choose among water supply sources or alternatives; 2) policy analysts, decision makers, and other stakeholders interested in comparative water recycling costs to assess benefits of recycling as a conservation practice to

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Amenity landscape water use continues to be a focus of conservation efforts across the United States ( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014 ). Water purveyors and municipalities struggle with water salinity, population increases, and drought

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Between 40% and 70% of water used in urban settings in the United States is applied to landscape plantings ( Cabrera et al., 2013 ; Haley et al., 2007 ; Kjelgren et al., 2000 ; St. Hilaire et al., 2008 ). Water conservation in urban landscapes in

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