Rainwater harvesting conference comes to Oregon

When I lived in Tucson a few years ago, I had a rainwater collection cistern and a passive rainwater harvesting system in my home landscape. The people who helped design these simple yet powerful techniques formed a larger organization called the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. There are some big names in the field who generally gather in these conferences. For those of you interested in rainwater harvesting, I would recommend attending, and if you can afford it, participating in one of the workshops they offer in conjunction with the event.

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association 2011 National Conference

September 27 – 29
Clackamas, OR


  • Kenny Kurtzman, Senior Partner, Booz & Company
  • Billy Kniffen, ARCSA Lead Instructor and Education Chair

Session Topics Include:

  • Research in Rainwater Catchment
  • Agricultural Rainwater Systems
  • Rainwater Harvesting and Low Impact Development
  • Water Treatment for Potable Uses
  • Stormwater Mitigation
  • Rain Water Harvesting Education
  • Codes and Standards
  • Technical Tours to residential, large agricultural, municipal applications and more

Networking Opportunities – time is built into the conference agenda to encourage informal meeting with presenters and conference attendees. Hosted hospitality in the vendor hall, dinner at Skamania Lodge, food and beverage breaks with the vendors are great times to network with colleagues.

Rainwater Harvesting Training Opportunities:

  • 100-Level Sept 24
  • 200-Level Sept 25-26
  • 300-Level presentations during Conference
  • 300-Level Design & Construction Workshop Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Poster Session to highlight new research as well as your most innovative and uniquely designed catchment system.

Registration is now open.  Visit www.arcsa.org for more information.

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