EAST LANSING, Mich. – Irrigation Consultant Doug Macdonald, vice president of Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be named an ASIC Fellow (FASIC) at the American Society of Irrigation Consultants’ 2015 Awards Banquet at the annual conference in Minneapolis, April 27.
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.
He currently is the Professional Irrigation Consultant for a Disney project in Shanghai, China.
ASIC Fellowship is bestowed upon a Society member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of irrigation consulting. FASIC considerations include long-standing service to ASIC; professional and personal conduct that at all times that brings credit to the Society; and significant contributions to the industry through organization membership, education and mentoring.
The ASIC Fellows Committee is charged with recommending candidates to the ASIC Board of Directors, which then votes to approve Fellows. Since the Society’s formation in 1970, only 11 such individuals have been designated FASIC, including Macdonald.