APRIL 8, 2014 RAINWATER HARVESTING: A COMPONENT OF WATER WEEK 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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APRIL 8, 2014 RAINWATER HARVESTING: A COMPONENT OF WATER WEEK 2014, WASHINGTON,
Water Week 2014,
April 7-11, is a celebration of the innovative transformation occurring within U.S.
water sectors, as they adapt to and address the nation’s 21st
Century water challenges, especially adequate supplies of potable water and
uses of alternate, non-potable water resources, such as rainwater and
stormwater. And leading this effort in Washington,
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association’s own, Director Anne
Guillette, is there to promote rainwater and stormwater harvesting and to
disseminate its mission and resources to Congress, regulators and water
providers during the Water Infrastructure & Innovation Expo at the Rayburn
House Office Building Foyer, April 9.
a series of events, water sector organizations with members spanning the nation
– and in some cases the globe – are gathering for the first time. A broad array of municipal, state and
regional water sector groups from communities across the country will come
together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and
safe waters, and a healthy sustainable environment. They will share
perspectives, collaborate on solutions, meet with Members of Congress and
federal regulators, and celebrate achievements. Water Week 2014 will inform and inspire local, state, and national
leaders around the considerable value the water sector brings to environmental
protection, economic development, and job creation.
The mission of the 501(c)3
non-profit American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA.org)
is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable,
non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. A well-designed, installed and maintained
rainwater harvesting system can provide high-quality water for potable and
non-potable, residential and commercial uses.
we generally have high-quality drinking water and contamination is rare, much
of the nation’s water infrastructure is over 50 years old, overused and
underserviced. Wasteful leaks and breaks are frequent. Delayed replacement
means higher costs, disruption of daily life, health risks and greater expense.
While both centralized and decentralized improvements mean jobs and reduced
long-term cost, rainwater and stormwater harvesting represents a new industry
growing around an ancient practice.
is the premier national educational and technical rainwater harvesting organization.
Decentralized onsite rain- and stormwater harvesting systems can deliver a partial solution to our aging water delivery
infrastructure and support new job creation. Along
with our general fund-raising appeal, ARCSA is accepting tax-deductible
donations to produce a comprehensive rainwater harvesting manual written by its
many experts and technical writers, and to host on-line and in-person training
events across the country.
Consult ARCSA’s website for rainwater harvesting systems,
suppliers, trainings, and research information. For more information, contact
Heather Kinkade, Executive Director, at 512-617-6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.