Water Harvesting Systems and Application

GBCI Approved Course

Get an overview of water harvesting system intent, usage, design and installation. Learn about the components and operation of residential and commercial systems. This includes detailed information on tank sizing, filtration and water quality, controls, and operational requirements.

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.


Mike Warren

Mike Warren

Mike Warren is the product manager of SkyHarvester® Water Conservation Systems at Watertronics® Inc. With his 10+ years of experience in the water distribution, filtration and controls business, Mike has engineered over 1,800 water pump and control systems and over 250 ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn water harvesting principles and technologies
  • Participate in a design exercise for practical application
  • Review case studies and concepts

Course Outline/Topics

1. The New Awareness of Water

a. Where is it
b. The future Demand

2. Top World Water Uses

3. Water Supply and Costs Considerations

4. LEED Organization

a. What is it
b. Effectiveness measurement scales

5. Water Harvesting – Existing Buildings considerations

6. Water Harvesting – New Buildings considerations

7. Water Harvesting – General applications

a. Agriculture
i. Farming Wash down systems
ii. Livestock watering
b. Buildings
i. Residential
1. Irrigation
2. Non potable internal use
3. Water Features
ii. Commercial Non-Potable
1. Irrigation
2. Non potable internal use
3. Cooling towers
4. Fire protection
5. EVOCs
6. Potable water Recycling
7. Water features

8. Water harvesting – Project Definition Process

9. Water Harvesting – Design Considerations

a. Storage considerations
i. Above ground
ii. Below ground
iii. Materials of construction
b. Pumping Considerations
i. Automated
ii. Manual
iii. Types and Application
c. Filtration & Treatment options
i. Types of filters
ii. How to control filters
iii. How to apply
d. Advanced Water Controls
i. Operator interfaces
ii. Local & Remote reporting/monitoring
e. Residential vs commercial
i. Discussion of a-d for residential & commercial

10. ROI Discussion

a. Factors
b. Geographic affects on ROI

11. Design Exercise (1-3 scenarios)

a. Requirements evaluation
b. Solutions discussion

12. Case study Overviews (3-5 scenarios)

a. Requirements definition
b. Solution
c. ROI

Dates and locations to be announced.