Water University Events Rainwater Harvesting Training (AgriLife)

Rainwater Harvesting Training
January 25-26, 2018
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Steven Sweeny, PE

                        Rainwater Harvesting Professional

            Dotty Woodson, EdD

                        Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources

Rainwater Harvesting Professional

Licensed Irrigator


             Fouad Jaber, PhD, PE

                        Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Stormwater Management

Rainwater Harvesting Professional


Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment

  • Collection Potential: How much water can I collect? How much water do I need? For irrigation? For household use? For Livestock? For firefighting? Can I make it through the summer on rainwater? What do I do when I run out of rainwater? 
  • Parts of a Rainwater System: What are the basic parts of a rainwater system? What does each part do? How many parts does my system need? 
  • Rainwater Storage Tanks: Which type is right for me? 
  • Building a system: Can I do it myself? or do I need a professional? Selecting a Rainwater Harvesting professional? 

Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment Advanced Technical Aspects

  • Stormwater Management – Green Infrastructure
  • Sizing a Rainwater Harvesting System: The relationship between roof size, average rainfall, water demand and tank size. 
  • Collection piping: Wet or Dry conveyance and pump up collection systems. 
  • Prius or Tesla at the faucet? Pump Sizing and selection, how to ensure the pressure and flow of your rainwater system is what you/your customer require. 
  • Selecting irrigation system or attaching to existing system.
  • Water Quality: Ensuring the water from your customer's system is safe and includes the right filtration, water treatment, water testing, maintenance and freeze protection. 
  • Professionalism in Rainwater Harvesting: How do I become a rainwater harvesting professional? Do I need a license? How do I ensure I am continuing to advance my knowledge, after becoming a professional?

Cost: $100
Includes TAMU Rainwater Harvesting Manual, Lunch both days, Training

20% off coupon for purchases at www.RainHarvestingSupplies.com (which could easily add up $100 worth of savings and ‘pay for the course’ so to speak)

Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Education Building, Classroom E
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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