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G3’s US EP WaterSense recognized Watershed Wise Landscape Professional Certification (WWLP) qualifies conservation, water quality and landscape professionals to evaluate irrigation systems and factor rainwater use efficiency into outdoor water efficiency analysis. The WWLP workshop provides its participants with a deeper understanding of the plant/soil/water relationship, plant water requirements, landscape water budgeting, irrigation management and using rainwater as a resource to reduce landscape water and resource use, regardless of the climate in which the landscape is situated. Today’s professionals need to be more than water wise, they need to become Watershed Wise in order to manage the limited resources of the planet without sacrificing the beauty and functionality of our landscapes.
WWLP Learning Objectives:•Conduct a Landscape Water Audit and Site Evaluation•Design Projects within Water Budgets using Plant Factor•Use Soil Food Web Principles to Remove Lawn without chemicals and Build Living Soil•Size and Site a Rain Garden that holds on to First Flush•Calculate Irrigation Run Times and Precipitation Rates to Eliminate Dry-weather Runoff•Select Highly Efficient New Techniques and TechnologiesThe Watershed Wise Landscape Professional Certification is recognized as a WaterSense labeled Professional Certification Program for Irrigation System Auditing. Upon successful completion of the 4 Steps to Certification, professional are listed as Certified Professionals on the EPA's WaterSense website.
Four Steps To WWLP Certification 1.Complete 2 Day (16 hour) WWLP coursework offered in your area by a G3 Qualified WWLP Trainer. Coursework includes Conducting an Irrigation Audit and Site Assessment, Removing Turf and Building Living Soil through Sheet Mulching, and Designing a Passive Rainwater Catchment System (Rain Garden)
2.Successfully Pass the WWLP Certification Exam
3.Submit a Whole Landscape Site Evaluation
4.Maintain Annual CEU RequirementsNext Watershed Wise Landscape Professional Training : •December 7-8, 2016 | 8 am - 5pm•TESTING DATE: December 8, 2016 | 5:30-7:30pm•TESTING DATE: December 19, 2016 | 9:00-11:00am
•$150 per person (includes handbook, instruction, light breakfast, and lunch)
•This course is valued at $600. Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Dept. of Water Resources, and BIA of Southern California Baldy View Chapter are sponsoring the training to provide affordable professional development opportunities to landscaping professionals