Qualified Water Efficient
Landscaper Training

Class Schedule

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How Much Water? Determining plant water needs (Spanish)

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

This class is a step-by-step approach to meeting the water needs of plants. You’ll learn about evapotranspiration, hydrozones, and plant selection, then use the principles to develop basic water budgets.

  • Qualifies for QWEL, CLCA and IA Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Limited to people who live or work in San Diego County.

Instructor:
Jesus Alán Figueroa, QWEL, is a project manager with Schmidt Design Group, a leading San Diego Landscape Architecture firm.  He is committed to training opportunities that increase advancement potential and expand sustainable landscape practices.

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.

2022: Jan. 11 – Feb. 15 (English)

From watersheds to water budgets, audits and controller programming, you’ll learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes.

This prestigious Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certificate training is offered in FREE, weekly, 2-hour webinars with instruction by one of the industry’s most respected educators.

  • Participation is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Irrigation technicians; supervisors; designers; gardeners; account, operations and production managers
  • Need CEUs? You’re invited.

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Tue Jan. 11: Class 2 –  Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 –  Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Tue Jan. 18: Class 1 –  Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 –  Plant water needs and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Jan. 25: Class 5 –  Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 –  Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Feb. 01: Class 7 –  Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Tue Feb. 08: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing lead to run times.
Class 8 –  Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Tue Feb. 15: Class 9 –  Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Class 10Case study and Review. What 70% water savings looks like.


Certification Exam (optional):
Available in-person or online the week of Feb. 21. In-person exams are FREE. A $30 exam proctoring fee applies to online exams.

Lead Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP;
President, Botanicon Inc; CA C-27 License #1051100

Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.

2021: Oct. 5 – Nov. 9, 6 PM (English)

From watersheds to water budgets, audits and controller programming, you’ll learn the science and principles of water-efficient landscapes.

This prestigious Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certificate training is offered in FREE, weekly, 2-hour webinars with one of the region’s leading industry educators.

  • Registration is limited to individuals who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Who should attend? Irrigation Technicians, Supervisors, Designers, Maintenance team members, Account, Operations and Production Managers
  • Need CEUs? You’re invited too.

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Tue Oct. 05: Class 2 – Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Class 3 – Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Tue Oct. 12: Class 1 – Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 4 – Plant water needs, and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Oct. 19: Class 5 – Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 – Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Oct. 26: Class 7 – Irrigation System Auditing provides mastery of Distribution uniformity and precipitation rate calculations.
Tue Nov. 02: Irrigation Audit Exercise (virtual): How observations and testing lead to run times.
Class 8 – Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Tue Nov. 09: Class 9 – Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Class 10 – Case study. What 70% water savings looks like.


Certification Exam (optional):
Available in-person or online the week of Nov. 15. In-person exams are FREE. A $30 exam proctoring fee applies to online exams.

Lead Instructor:
Tiffany Faulstich, LEED Green Associate, QWEL, ISA, NALP;
President, Botanicon Inc; C-27 License #1051100

Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required.
Confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.