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Rainwater Harvesting and Management - ONLINE

As an ancient, yet ever new practice, the harvesting and use of rainwater is fast becoming a major issue, not only in third-world countries, but also in more developed regions, and in particular, large urban centers. By 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.

This course is applicable across a wide range of trades and professional practices. Upon completion of this course participants are prepared to write the Rainwater Harvesting & Management certification exam of the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management.

Who should take this course:

  • Landscape architects, architects, engineers, and landscape/garden designers
  • Irrigation, water treatment, roofing, gutter and siding, and plumbing trades specialists
  • Permaculturist, farmers, and community garden organizers
  • Land planners, decision-makers in municipal offices and educators

Topics Covered:

  • 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

Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 6 -10 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

Part of the Gaia College/Royal Roads University Diploma in Organic Land Care.

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