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Watershed Management Group’s Water-Harvesting Certification Course, November 9–17, 2012 — Tucson AZ

November 9, 2012 - November 17, 2012

Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification Course
November 9–17, 2012
Tucson, AZ

Early Registration Deadline: September 7, 2012

Regular Registration Deadline: October 5, 2012 Two spots left! Deadline extended… Interested? Apply now!

Participants who complete the Water Harvesting Certification will be able to: 

  •  Integrate water-harvesting systems with other design considerations (energy conservation, aesthetic design, food production, wildlife habitat, etc.)
  •  Calculate rainwater runoff potential of catchment areas and determine soil percolation rate
  •  Create a water budget and use water-harvesting systems to match landscaping to available water supply
  •  Choose, size, and build appropriate earthworks features for different applications (basins, berms, swales, French drains)
  •  Design greywater systems from laundry machines, bathroom sinks, and bathroom shower water
  •  Build gravity-fed greywater systems from laundry-machine water to irrigate landscape
  •  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


  •  Brad Lancaster, WMG Senior Watershed Specialist, and author of Rainwater Harvesting For Drylands and Beyond 
  •  Catlow Shipek, WMG Senior Program Manager
  •  James DeRoussel, WMG Program Manager
  •  Lisa Shipek, WMG Executive Director
  •  Mark Ragel, Owner of Water Harvesting International
Full information and application can be found at: watershedmg.org/tech-trainings


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