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[Wise Water School] in Asheville, NC this summer! With Brad Lancaster, Lonny Grafman, & more  RSS feed

 
Kathryn Blau
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Greetings Permies! We welcome all you water lovers to join us this summer for the Wise Water School in Asheville, NC. Ashevillage Institute is teaming up with Brad Lancaster of Rainwater Harvesting and Lonny Grafman of Appropedia, PLUS other global water leaders. Registration is open! See www.ashevillage.org/wise-water-school for details.

Learn with water systems practitioners, designers, and leaders. Take a deep dive into designing and implementing regenerative, community-oriented water projects of your own. 195 certified program hours. Wise Water School Certification included.

June 29 to July 24, 2014, plus 11 monthly follow up calls Asheville, NC, USA. Lodging included at the Ashevillage Sanctuary.

TOPICS & TECHNIQUES
The WWS curriculum builds skills in leadership, strategy, capacity and design, as well as hands-on skills to empower our students greatest potential as water champions. Topics and techniques are based on water design solutions and strategies for homes, neighborhoods, communities, villages & cities. You will learn:

> Replicable, on-the-ground community models from around the world
> Strategies to scale project design & development from micro to macro
> Building & maintaining partnerships & teams for project success
> Effective tools & tips for community organizing & collaboration
> Project capacity, resource & time assessment & management
> How to design & manage systems for droughts & floods
> Water retention landscapes:
- Earthworks for ponds, swales & berms
- Ecological benefits & food production
> Appropriate technologies:
- Capturing, cleaning & utilizing rainwater
- Irrigation & watering in food systems
- Greywater & bio-filtration systems
- Barrel & cistern systems
- Aquaponics basics

Students will: 1) learn from and work with experienced practitioners, 2) deepen their understanding of water systems in multiple scenarios, 3) gain a national peer network that will provide ongoing support, and 4) design real projects to implement in their own communities.

Visit www.ashevillage.org/wise-water-school for details!
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This looks like a stellar course - thank you for posting. I will be passing it on.

If you're aware of any, what are some of the most inspiring examples of macro ecological water systems currently operating in the Northeast? Perhaps you know of some urban projects? Bless

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Kathryn Blau
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Hi Emmett, thanks for sharing WWS with your networks!

Check out Andrew Faust's work: he's interested in clean air and clean water for NYC's bioregion: http://www.homebiome.com/
 
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