Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster


WMG with Brad Lancaster: Water-Harvesting Certification Course, October 30 – November 5, 2017 — Tucson AZ

October 30, 2017toNovember 5, 2017

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Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Design Certification Course provides professionals, educators, and community organizers with comprehensive instruction in water-harvesting systems design and construction.

Through a unique combination of hands-on and classroom instruction the course provides a thorough, on-the-ground understanding of the core practices in this increasingly popular field.

Fall 2017 Course
Dates:
October 30 – November 5, 2017
Times: Classes generally run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Various locations around Tucson, Arizona

Early registration runs through September 5, 2017

To register and/or FMI, including meaning of certification, program requirements, cost, and a slate of recent course instructors (some of whom, e.g., Brad, will be teaching parts of the Fall 2017 course), visit WMG’s certification-course webpage.

Certification-course curriculum
The curriculum provides detailed instruction on water-harvesting systems, planning, design, and installation for retrofitting urban areas. The course includes:

  • In-depth site assessment and system design
  • Hands-on training workshops to install water-harvesting systems at public, residential, or commercial sites
  • Reading and homework assignments to solidify knowledge gained in hands-on workshops
  • Final exam to earn certification

The Water Harvesting Design Certification course is designed and administered by WMG staff with assistance from professionals who teach and implement water-harvesting practices.

 

Certification will teach you to:

  • Integrate water-harvesting systems with other design considerations (energy conservation, aesthetic design, food production, wildlife habitat, etc.)
  • Calculate runoff potential of catchment areas and run soil-percolation tests
  • Create a water budget and match water-harvesting systems with appropriate landscaping
  • Size, design, and build appropriate earthworks features for different applications (eg. infiltration basins, berms, swales)
  • Design greywater systems for laundry, bathroom sink, and bathroom shower water
  • Construct gravity-based greywater systems from laundry-machine wastewater to irrigate landscape
  • Design, size, and install plastic cisterns
  • Design water-harvesting systems to support small-scale food production (including earthworks design, cistern design and application, and soil improvements)
  • Design all of the above systems while incorporating safety and health considerations

To register and/or FMI, including meaning of certification, program requirements, cost, and a slate of recent course instructors (some of whom, e.g., Brad, will be teaching parts of the Fall 2017 course), visit WMG’s certification-course webpage.

 

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