Water Efficiency and Conservation Online Course Series

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry experts have teamed up with the University of Florida and Forester University to offer a 4-session online master class exploring effective water conservation planning and demand reduction techniques.

Join us weekly in October for a live, online lecture presented by the leading practitioners in the field. Can't make a class? Not a problem! All live sessions are recorded and available on-demand so you can learn when and where you want. These four weekly presentations will focus on:

October 9- Optimizing Outdoor Water Conservation. This session is conducted by EPA WaterSense 2010 Irrigation Partner of the Year Judith Benson. You'll learn how to reduce outdoor water as we explore water conservation methods and irrigation system efficiency techniques.

October 18- Improving Indoor Water Efficiency. This session is taught by Paul Lander, Ph.D., ASLA, LEED AP and MCA 2010 Educator of the Year, Troy Aichele, LEED AP, and explores key elements of indoor water conservation and savings within your conservation plan, as well as how to develop, monitor, and maintain an effective indoor water savings plan. You'll also learn the step-by-step process to perform a water audit, calculate payback period, and select replacement fixtures, as well as how to develop and manage your maintenance plan to maximize your ROI short and long-term.

October 23- Engaging Your Audience and Creating Lasting Change. Instructor Stacie Greco, M.S., is the Water Conservation Coordinator for Alachua County Environmental Protection Department. In this session you'll learn how to create behavior change that sticks and outreach programs that successfully reduce long-term water use. Special emphasis will focus on the importance of testing and qualifying ideas, and practical tips for creating affordable, research-based social outreach campaigns.

October 30- Creating and Implementing an Effective Asset Management Plan will be taught by Lois Ann Sorensen, MBA, Demand Management Program Manager, Southwest Florida Water Management District.

This program is co-presented by the University of Florida's Center for Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations, and group discounts are available.

About Forester University

Forester University is the educational division of Forester Media, Inc. (publisher of Erosion Control and Stormwater magazines), offering continuing education and professional development webinars, webcasts, and self-paced study for professionals. http://www.ForesterUniversity.net

Beth Tompkins, EMBA

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