Regenerative Water Harvesting, Conservation, and Soil-Building: In Projects, Policy and Programming to Scale-Up Adoption

Co-hosted by Brad Lancaster and Jeff Adams, this interactive workshop will provide a big picture overview of whole systems design for on-site water resilience as well as practical examples and how-to guidance on specific water management strategies – namely:
• passive water harvesting (including rain gardens and green infrastructure),
• roof water catchment,
• grey water reuse,
• compost toilets (emphasizing pre-legal and legal low-cost, site-built systems).
Short presentations on each of the four strategies will cover fundamental considerations and case scenarios of each strategy in action. Then participants will work together in small groups after each presentation to discuss applications and strategies for increasing adoption of these techniques in their homes and communities.
Emphasis will be on highly effective, low-cost, zero-energy-consuming systems that aim for net carbon sequestration. Examples and discussion will focus on site specific applications, policy options, and programming to achieve scale and over come barriers to adoption.
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Date

Oct 16 2021

Time

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Labels

Workshops

Location

Stage Room
Brad Lancaster

Organizer

Brad Lancaster
Phone
520-275-8753
Email
bradlank@gmail.com
Website
https://www.harvestingrainwater.com/

Brad Lancaster is the author of the award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond and co-founder of DesertHarvesters.org. Since 1993 Brad has run a successful permaculture education, design, and consultation business focused on integrated regenerative approaches to landscape design, planning, and living. In the Sonoran Desert, with just 11 inches of annual rainfall, he and his brother harvest about 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on an eighth-acre urban lot and adjoining right-of-way. This harvested water is then turned into living air conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape incorporating wildlife habitat, beauty, medicinal plants, and more. The goal of his book series and overall work is to empower his clients and community to make positive change in their own lives and neighborhoods—by harvesting and enhancing free on-site resources such as water, sun, wind, shade, community, and more. It’s catching on, as evidenced by tens of thousands of practitioners and demand for Brad’s work around the world.

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Speakers

  • Brad Lancaster
    Brad Lancaster

    Brad Lancaster is the author of the award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond and co-founder of DesertHarvesters.org. Since 1993 Brad has run a successful permaculture education, design, and consultation business focused on integrated regenerative approaches to landscape design, planning, and living. In the Sonoran Desert, with just 11 inches of annual rainfall, he and his brother harvest about 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on an eighth-acre urban lot and adjoining right-of-way. This harvested water is then turned into living air conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape incorporating wildlife habitat, beauty, medicinal plants, and more. The goal of his book series and overall work is to empower his clients and community to make positive change in their own lives and neighborhoods—by harvesting and enhancing free on-site resources such as water, sun, wind, shade, community, and more. It’s catching on, as evidenced by tens of thousands of practitioners and demand for Brad’s work around the world.

  • Jeff Adams
    Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams owns and operates the ecological design consulting and landscape contracting firm TerraSophia LLC, is director of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, and serves on the board for the Resiliency Hub. Jeff designs, builds, and educates about integrated watershed management strategies in both urban and wildland contexts using permaculture. He lives in Moab, UT with his fiancé Claire and daughter Hazel.

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