Doug MacDonald to become an ASIC Fellow

Irrigation Consultant Doug Macdonald, vice president of Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins, CO, will be named an ASIC Fellow (FASIC) at the American Society of Irrigation Consultants 2015 annual conference in April 25-27 in Minneapolis, MN.

Macdonald, who holds a bachelor-of-science degree in environmental design, joins an exclusive group of irrigation practitioners recognized by the Society for their leadership, professionalism and commitment to independent irrigation development, design and management principles that represent the best interest of the client and the environment. From irrigation design to alternative water source identification to LEED consulting services, Macdonald has provided irrigation expertise and professionalism for his clients and the irrigation industry over the past 30-plus years. He specializes in developing creative design and resource solutions for large municipal and regional parks, sports and athletic fields, corporate campuses, and streetscapes. Macdonald’s professional strengths run full service, including project management, concept design through construction documents, and construction observation. In addition to his field work, Macdonald has generously shared his aptitude for irrigation innovation and water conservation as a mentor to aspiring irrigation and green industry practitioners. Moreover, he has been an energetic advocate for water resource management and professionalism in the industry nationally for decades.

Macdonald served as ASIC’s national president in 1995 and 1996; is a past president of both the Northern California and Southwest ASIC chapters; and currently serves on the organization’s national Board of Directors. Notable projects include: · Camelback Ranch MLB Spring Training Facility – irrigation and pumping system, lake and water feature mechanical system design, Glendale, AZ; · ASU BioScience Institute, LEED Silver Certified – irrigation water harvesting and pumping system design, Tempe, AZ; · Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project, Phoenix, AZ; · Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex – irrigation system design, Las Vegas, NV; He currently is the Professional Irrigation Consultant for a Disney project in Shanghai, China. “I’ve had the privilege of working with and learning from every ASIC Fellow in the society,” Macdonald says. “They’re all incredible achievers in this business and have advanced the industry exponentially. They have my utmost respect, and I’ll endeavor to share my experience and knowledge at the same level to further our profession.”