Green industry advocate Robert “Bob” Wade passed away on Feb.17 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob generously gave many years of service to the Irrigation Association as chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Bob was actively involved in several other affiliate organizations, including the California Landscape Contractors Association and the American Society of Irrigation Consultants.
Over the course of his career, Bob earned a number of designations and certifications. Bob was an EPA WaterSense irrigation partner, a PLANET certified landscape professional, an IA certified landscape irrigation auditor and a CLCA certified water manager.
Bob made a profound impact on the irrigation industry and everyone he worked with. He will truly be missed. IA offers its condolences to his family during this difficult time.