Rainwater

Discover many types of rainwater harvesting system, including rain barrels, swales, drains, and dams – 
and choose the right combination for your property. And see how you can make your water use less wasteful and more multi-functional.

This complete, extensive course is all about harvesting rainwater, and the difference it can make to you, your property, and the planet.

THE SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN IN THIS SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE:

Appreciate why preserving and using fresh water efficiently is so important
  • Understand how rainwater harvesting can be used in all environments – urban and rural
  • Be able to easily implement your own rain barrel catchment system
  • Appreciate the steps required in construction, and their individual purpose
  • Learn about the conditions and locations suitable for cistern systems
  • Know how all the constituent parts of a cistern system combine
  • Appreciate the benefit of wicking beds in urban and small-scale locations
  • Discover how infiltration basins and trees combine for effective water use
  • Understand how soil type will impact upon the efficiency of an infiltration basin
  • Know how to site, plan and integrate a swale system on your permaculture plot
  • Discover the relative benefits of different types of earthworks for runoff catchment
  • Find out what a French drain is and what its advantages are
  • Appreciate the circumstances in which a French drain is a viable option

What's included?

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Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction, Water Facts and the Hydrologic Cycle
Rainwater - Lesson 1 - Section 1_ Introduction, Water Facts and the Hydrologic Cycle (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 2: What is Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater - Lesson 2 - Section 2_ What is Rainwater Harvesting_ (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 3: Rain Barrels
Rainwater - Lesson 3 - Section 3_ Rain Barrels (Black).mp4
5 mins
Lesson 4: Cistern Systems
Rainwater - Lesson 4 - Section 4_ Cistern Systems (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 5: Wicking Beds – Flow-Through Planters
Rainwater - Lesson 5 - Section 5_ Wicking Beds – Flow-Through Planters (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 6: Infiltration Basins – Rain Gardens
Rainwater - Lesson 6 - Section 6_ Infiltration Basins – Rain Gardens (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 7: Swales and Earthworks
Rainwater - Lesson 7 - Section 7_ Swales and Earthworks (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 8: French Drains
Rainwater - Lesson 8 - Section 8_ French Drains (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 9: Check Dams
Rainwater - Lesson 9 - Section 9_ Check Dams (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 10: Permeable Pavement and Other Urban Solutions
Rainwater - Lesson 10 - Section 10_ Permeable Pavement and Other Urban Solutions (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 11: Implementation Considerations
Rainwater - Lesson 11 - Section 11_ Implementation Considerations (Black).mp4
9 mins
Lesson 12: Overflow Management Strategies
Rainwater - Lesson 12 - Section 12_ Overflow Management Strategies (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 13: Looking at the Whole Picture
Rainwater - Lesson 13 - Section 13_ Looking at the Whole Picture (Black).mp4
3 mins