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Professional Development - Rainwater Harvesting and Management Course - Online

Gaia College
Date of Event: 
Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 15, 2018 (All day)

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

Rainwater availability

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. 

Ann Hoelzer, Administrator
5820 Wilson Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L 1K4
(250) 709-2229
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins