Introduction to Water Conservation: Elements, Issue & Design

Explore today’s water conservation elements and issues with Paul W. Lander, PhD, ASLA, LEED AP, including: common program and plan elements, issues and design, and water conservation’s role in modern urban water system management. This course offers a focused discussion on demand management by looking at the current state of professional programs, plans, and projects designed to conserve water and increase the efficiency of use.

Urban water systems today across the US are under ever-growing demands from population growth, water quality standards, and customer expectations. In this course, we will survey the state of the practice in urban water conservation, looking at:

  • Plans- the tool for determining baseline conditions, goals, and outcomes.
  • Programs- the full suite of elements water professionals invoke to address the specific concerns of their conditions as outline in the Plan.
  • Projects- the implementation of specific activities designed to increase the efficiency of use within a specific sector, industry, or end-use.

Learning Objectives:
Webcast attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Learners will gain basic understanding of water systems, and conservation – issues and terminology.
  • Learners will gain a basic understanding of the drivers for water conservation.
  • Learners will gain a basic understanding of 3 facets of water conservation: Plans, Programs, & Projects.
  • Learners will gain a basic understanding of current professional activities in water conservation.
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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate