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Water Harvesting Lecture Series—Open to the Public

Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting offered in the nation. We’re opening four of the lectures from our upcoming Tucson Certification course in May to the public—an ideal opportunity for people interested in learning more about water harvesting but not ready or able to commit to our full nine-day Water Harvesting Certification. And we’re offering each lecture for just $25 a session.

All presenters are dynamic educators and experts in their fields whose informative and accessible introduction to water-harvesting design concepts will inspire you to make the most of your water resources at home. The four-session series includes:

Friday 5/4: Water Harvesting Earthworks, 10 a.m. – noon. Instructor James DeRoussel. Learn design and application of basins, berms, swales, terraces, and french drains. This lecture covers lot-scale to watershed-scale practices with information on soils, landscape materials, and integration with plants. Click here to register .

Monday 5/7: Cisterns, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Instructor Mark Ragel, owner of Water Harvesting International. Mark presents a comprehensive overview of cistern systems from guttering, filtration, storage, and distribution, including best management practices and cistern types for different applications. Click here to register

Monday 5/7: Greywater Systems, 3 – 5 p.m. Instructor Brad Lancaster. Greywater systems harvest water from laundry machines, bathroom sinks and showers, and air conditioning condensate. Learn how to reuse greywater in your yard, with a focus on gravity-fed systems, plumbing considerations, and appropriate uses. Click here to register

Saturday 5/7: Water Harvesting for Food Production, 3 :30 p.m  – 5:30 p.m. Instructor Brad Lancaster. Brad's lecture covers a diverse range of agricultural applications from backyard to large-scale systems, showing how rainwater and greywater can enhance food production while conserving water. To register, click here

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for each session. All lectures will be held at St. Mark’s Church, 3809 E. 3rd St. Please contact Rhiwena Slack at rslack@watershedmg.org or at 520-396-3266 with questions.