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 Export to Your Calendar 9/29/2018 to 10/2/2018
Where: Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Intl Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30313
United States

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ARCSA 2018 Annual Conference and EXPO



The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) is co-locating its 2018 Annual Conference with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) 2018 Convention & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. 

ARCA’s conference will take place on September 29 and 30 and will feature a full line-up of expert presentations on innovative water management topics. with the Expo scheduled for October 1 and 2. Those who register for the ARCSA Conference will also receive free entrance to the Expo.






Registration is now open! You will be taken to another site where you must create an account to register. 


Exhibitor Information

A limited number of exhibitors have the opportunity to be featured in ARCSA’s dedicated Rainwater Harvesting Pavilion Exhibit during the ASPE Expo.  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with over 4,000 industry professionals from around the world! For more information and to purchase booth space, contact Taffy Event Strategies - and be sure to mention "ARCSA!"



Tony Hayes
Sales Account Executive
Taffy Event Strategies
Phone: 571.313.5793


 Sponsor Information

Support ARCSA and create awareness around your products and services by becoming a Conference Sponsor. We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact us.


Hotel Information

Hotel reservations must be made through Experient, the official housing provider for ASPE, in order to receive the discounted conference rates. The hotels will not accept reservations directly. 


Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30303

$169 per night plus taxes

Please note the deadline for booking a discounted hotel reservation at the Hilton has been extended through September 11, 2018.  


Omni Atlanta Hotel

CNN Center 100 CNN Center

Atlanta, GA 30303

$203 per night plus taxes

 The Omni room block is now closed, although regular price rooms may still be available. 


>>Book Hotel<<



 Registration Options 

All registrations include ARCSA’s Saturday (9/29) and Sunday (9/30) conference sessions, Sunday’s ARCSA Evening Social (9/30), Monday’s Keynote Speaker Breakfast (10/1), and access to the ASPE/ARCSA Expo (10/1 through 10/2) 

 Early Bird
Ends 8/28/18 9/4/18
 Full Price
After 8/28/18 9/4/18

ARCSA Member Full Registration



Non-Member Full Registration



Guest Registration

  • Available to spouses or significant others of fully paid registrants who do not work in the rainwater or irrigation industry.



Student Full Registration

  • Available only to current students. A valid student ID is required at registration check-in.




Conference Schedule

 All conference events take place at Georgia World Congress Center unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

8:00am-5:00pm      Rainwater Catchment Systems Designer Workshop #21120 (Day 1)
                                 Separate registration required. Click here to register. 


This two-day professional workshop is an in-depth rainwater harvesting course that provides the 16 hours of subject-specific training required to sit for the ASSE Series 21120 Rainwater Catchment Systems Designer Certification exam.

Friday, September 28th, 2018

8:00am-5:00pm         Rainwater Catchment Systems Designer Workshop #21120 (Day 2)

2:00pm-6:00pm         ARCSA/ARCSA Foundation Board Meeting

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

7:00am                       Registration Opens

8:30am-9:00am          Morning Coffee

9:00am-10:00am        ARCSA Members Annual Meeting
                                    Moderator: David Crawford, President - ARCSA Board of Directors

10:10am-11:00am       Learning Session 1

                                    Legionella Prevention and Control in Rainwater Harvesting Systems
                                    Speaker: Jack Holmgreen, SparkleTap Water

11:00am-11:50am        Learning Session 2
                                      The Vision for a Pipe-Less Society
                                      Speaker: Tamim Younos, Green Water-Infrastructure Academy

12:00pm-12:50pm       Lunch and Networking

1:00pm-1:50pm           Learning Session 3
                                      Steel Bolted Tanks
Speaker: Rex Hayes, Climate, Inc.

2:00pm-2:50pm           Learning Session 4
                                      Critical Emerging Issues in Water Systems Management
                                      Speaker: Dr. Juneseok Lee, Manhattan College, NY

2:50pm-3:00pm            Break Sponsor Speaker


3:30pm-4:20pm           Learning Session 5
                                      Seasteading - Floating Islands
                                      Speaker: Gabrielle Gilliland, Blue Frontiers

4:30pm-5:20pm           Learning Session 6
                                      Preparing for Natural or Economic Disasters
                                      Speakers: Angela Casler, Sustainability Management Association

                                                       Tim Brown, H2O Solutions

                                                       Rex Hayes, Climate, Inc.

6:30pm-8:30pm           Dinner and Evening Social Event
                                      Stats Brew Pub (300 Marietta Street NW)

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

8:30am-9:00am            Morning Coffee

9:00am-9:50am           Learning Session 7
                                     Evaluating the safety and use of rainwater harvesting systems in a changing climate

                                     Speaker: Dr. Kathy Gee, Longwood University

10:00am-10:50am       Learning Session 8
                                     The importance of water treatment as part of rainwater harvesting system design
                                     Speaker: Don McGhee, Water Quality Association

11:00am-11:50am       Learning Session 9

                                     Rainwater Harvesting in Modern Australia 

                                     Speaker: Michael Smit, Kingspan Environmental
12:00pm-12:50pm       Lunch and Networking

1:00pm-1:50pm          Learning Session 10

                                     Sustainability Projects in Atlanta
Speaker: Susan Rutherford, City of Atlanta

2:00pm-2:50pm          Learning Session 11
                                     Rainwater in a Bottle
                                     Speaker: Marc Howell, Sky Spring Rain

2:50pm-3:00pm           Break Sponsor Speaker

3:00pm-3:30pm          Break

3:30pm-4:20pm          Learning Session 12

                                    Georgia Tech Living Building Challenge 

                                    Speaker: Kevin Middlebrooks, CH2M

Monday October 1

8:00am-10:50am          ASPE Keynote Speaker Breakfast (included with ARCSA Conference Registration) Omni Hotel-CNN Center


11:00am-5:00pm          Expo

Tuesday October 2

10:00am-3:00pm          Expo





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