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Rainwater Harvesting & Management - 14 Week Online Course

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May 6
Rainwater Harvesting & Management - 14 Week Online Course Gaia College May 6, 2024 : 11:45 am to May 19, 2024 : 11:45 am

Sustainably harvesting and managing rainwater is quickly becoming an issue of necessity, especially 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, and offers a general overview of practical rainwater harvesting and management. Certifications of rainwater practitioners are available through CANARM (Canadian Association for Rainwater Management), and through ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association - 

This course runs for 14 weeks, from May 6th to August 9th. The course is asynchronous, and does not require you to be online at specific times. There are, however, quizzes and assignments with particular deadlines. Enrolment is open until May 19th.

Julia Dupuis
5820 Wilson Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L1K4
(250) 709-2229
Click to view background photo & credits
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