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Watershed Management Group Water Harvesting Certification

August 19 - 28, 2011 Santa Barbara, California

Watershed Management Group (WMG) is accepting applications for its Water Harvesting Certification course. Applications are accepted until July 15th, with priority registration given to residents of Santa Barbara and Southern California.



Information and background reading for Art Ludwig's Lecture and Workshops in the certification course.



Integrated Design (Presentation for workshop participants)

A integrated approach to ecological systems design; doing what makes sense in the context

Super efficient fixtures, water reuse, rainwater harvesting,
non-toxic, low carbon, fire-safe construction, healthy transport

August 19th 2011, 7:30—11:30 am

Suggested reading

The more of the background info below you understand (or have been exposed to) before coming, the more you will get out of the presentation:

There are hundreds of pages of information on this site—people have been known to spend all night here. If you enjoyed the info above, here's some recommendations for more material relevant to this presentation:

Greywater (Presentation, open to the public)

with Art Ludwig and Brad Lancaster

Geared towards landscapers, builders who are interested in installing greywater systems professionally under California's new greywater standard

August 23rd 2011, 8-10 am
at Holy Cross Church, 1740 Cliff Drive

$25 registration is due two days before the lecture

Core reading:

More reading:

If you are intersted in policy, check out these pages:


Greywater Site Assessment and Laundry to Landscape Installation (Workshop)

Assessing a site, installing laundry to landscape plumbing and mulch basins

August 23rd 2011, 10:30 am- 6pm

Note historic laundry to landscape system in foreground!

Core reading:

More reading:


Workshop Logistics

The workshop will consist of a mix of interactive discussion of what's in front of us and hands-on demonstrations/work on the land; please wear/bring appropriate clothing for both activity types.

Most instruction will be in English, but Art has years of exposure to job site Spanish in the US and Mexico and can provide clarifications as needed in Spanish.



Create an Oasis with Grey Water book cover.


About the instructor

Ecological Systems Designer Art Ludwig has worked on water and wastewater systems, edible landscaping natural architecture, and improved building codes since 1980. His specialty is complex, integrated "systems of systems."

Art has studied and worked in 22 different countries, consulted for the states of New York and New Mexico and California on water reuse policy, and given dozens of lectures and workshops.

His book Water Storage was the #1 plumbing book on Amazon for 2008, his book Create an Oasis with Greywater, the #1 landscape book.