ARCSA’s Initial Course "Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting”is designed to educate professionals, regulators, decision makers, business and home owners, and other individuals interested in the process of planning and constructing an effective, safe rainwater collection system that meets the needs of the client.
This one-day, 6 -7 hour course provides an overview of rainwater harvesting and its uses and applicability to conserving rainfall as a natural resource. Participants will be introduced to the concepts and techniques for harvesting rain passively in rain gardens, green roofs and proper landscape design, as well as the use of more complex active systems using a catchment container. Course content covers the design and installation of catchment systems from the roof to the faucet, with discussion on optional uses—both outdoors and indoors, potable and non-potable—of this precious resource.
Cost: $75 per person
Required CEUs: None. Participation does not count toward ARCSA’s professional certification programs; however, other professional organizations may consider the workshop for CEU credits.
Passing the ARCSA exams indicates that you have demonstrated knowledge and skills deemed important by the rainwater harvesting community at a given point in time and at a given level of education. It is not a form of licensure, and is not an indication of professional competency in the field. Much of the information contained in this manual is based on techniques and best practices developed by nationally and internationally recognized associations and are published for use in the ARCSA Training and Certification Programs. ARCSA disclaims all liability for the use, application or adaptation of the information contained in this manual.
The Mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater-harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, storm water and energy Challenges throughout the world.