This course is also available through RRU Continuing Studies, Victoria. See our website for registration information.
Course Description: As an ancient, yet ever new practice, the harvesting and use of rainwater is fast becoming a major issue in large urban centers. This course covers the foundation of rainwater harvesting and management. Using the concepts of rainwater management, and implementing key components of rainwater harvesting, professionals and trades practitioners will be able to design, create and manage quality systems in a sustainable and environmentally ethical manner.
Topics covered include:
Access to quality drinking water world-wide and at ‘home’
Processes for harvesting and managing rainwater
Regulations governing system implementation
Components of RWH/M systems
Design parameters of RWH/M systems
Who should consider this course?
Landscape architects, architects, engineers, and landscape/garden designers
Irrigation, water treatment, roofing, gutter and siding, and plumbing trades specialists
Permaculturists, farmers, community garden organizers
Land planners, decision-makers in municipal offices, educators
This course is applicable across a wide range of trades and professional practice. Upon completion of this course, participants are prepared to write the Accredited Professional exam of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA). For more information on the ARCSA professional program and its designation ARCSA Accredited Professional, please go to the Gaia College website.