By Rick Bartel, a veteran industry expert and Master Water Feature Specialist who developed the now well known and industry respected Random, Irregular, Spontaneous and Erratic Method (R.I.S.E.) of naturalistic water shaping techniques. A method so simple that beginners could easily follow along yet so advanced experienced industry veterans would also gain valuable and beneficial information. This installation technique, emulating nature in most precise and significant way, has literally changed the way the world's foremost installers are currently designing water features. To date the The R.I.S.E. Method has been credited with receiving more than 1500 national and international awards and recognitions for quality water feature design and installation practices. From Design Masters competitions and the first ever NAPP Annual Service Award to being featured on Extreme Landscapes and the DIY Networks Waterscapes Workshop. The R.I.S.E. Method has literally taken water feature design to a new level.