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Virginia Rainwater Harvesting Training: Tuesday, October 27

Tuesday, October 27

Please note that we have added a 1-hour short course after this webinar:

A Review of Virginia DCRs Draft Rainwater Harvesting Specification and a Local Case Study  from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

The Rivanna River Basin Commission, with the Center for Watershed Protection and  McKEECARSON and Field Sport Concepts, Ltd is hosting a short workshop after the Rainwater Harvesting webinar that focuses on Virginia opportunities for rainwater harvesting and tools to incorporate rainwater harvesting as a stormwater management tool: Introduction to the Virginia BMP Clearinghouse Review of the Draft Virginia DCR Stormwater Design Specification No. 6 (Rainwater Harvesting) Review of the Cistern Design Spreadsheet Tool  Presentation of local rainwater harvesting case study utilizing the Cistern Design Spreadsheet

Using the Cistern Design Tool with the Virginia Runoff Reduction Method  Seat for this short course is limited  to 40 participants for the Mini-workshop. Please RSVP no later than 12 noon, October 26. Light refreshments will be served.  You may register for the mini-workshop only. Engineered Rainwater Collection and Case Studies For Sustainable Water Management Co-sponsored by the Rivanna River Basin Commission, Thomas Jefferson SWCD, and Albemarle County 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

A live web seminar conducted by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) Earn 1.5 Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs)

When: Tuesday, October 27, from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.   Please arrive by 11:40 a.m. to register and to ensure everyone is seated before the start of the live webinar.

Where: Albemarle County Office Building (Lane Auditorium) – 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville VA How much:  It’s FREEbut PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Please email Alyson Sappington at – -   –  your name –  affiliation –  return email address –  phone number –  if you require PDHs.  A confirmation email will be sent to you.

In the summer of this year, ASCE presented an introductory webinar on Sustainable Water Management: Rainwater Collection Systems and Analysis.  The webinar provided practical tools and tips to select and analyze rainwater collection systems. Design tips and operation and maintenance strategies were also discussed.  Engineered Rainwater Collection and Case Studies for Sustainable Water Management takes this discussion a step further and will examine several case studies to illustrate system components, design, analysis, and operation. Case studies include residential, commercial, and park/public systems.  Participants receive insight into designing rainwater collection systems for commercial, residential, and public lands/parks projects. This seminar focuses on practical applications of rainwater harvesting and case studies of systems that are “on the ground”. Site layout, selection, and system sizing is also covered and recommendations for maximizing long-term system effectiveness are included.

Seminar Benefits: –  Gain exposure to up-to-date sustainable water management –  Understand how different applications affect design of rainwater collection systems –  Become familiar with several “on the ground” rainwater collection systems –  Discover how to maximize the long-term effectiveness of rainwater collection systems –  Enhance ability to engineer rainwater collection systems for public, residential, and commercial applications –  Earn 1.5 Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs)

Seminar Outline: –  Residential case studies –  Commercial case studies –  Park/public land case studies –  Site layout, selection, and sizing –  Practical advice and recommendations

Seminar Instructor: Jennifer J. Walker, P.E., D.WRE, CFM, is one of the first 500 engineers to receive the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer certification (D.WRE) from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. She is Founder and President of Watearth, Inc. and is a nationally Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. Walker is a nationally-recognized leader in stormwater management, hydrology and hydraulics, green infrastructure, detention, and Low Impact Development (LID).  She has extensive experience in water resources planning, analysis, and design for land development, public works, and transportation projects.  Walker is a certified Permaculturist with a decade of hands-on construction and maintenance experience with LID for small-scale residential applications.  She has hands-on experience with a multitude of LID micro-concepts, such as:  harvesting rainwater, constructing bioretention/rain gardens, altering time of concentrations, amending soil, disconnecting impervious cover, removing impervious cover, and recycling gray water.


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