Qualified Water Efficient
Landscaper Training

Class Schedule

Now ONLINE! Get the QWEL advantage . . . at your place.
This professional certificate training is highly rated by industry pros and recognized with the WaterSense® label.

Scroll down to choose from live webinars and college courses. Get connected to learn about training opportunities as they’re added.

 

2021: Jan 27 – Mar 10 (English)

Techniques and principles from this course are must-haves for all landscape industry managers, technicians, supervisors, designers and maintenance team members. Convenient, one-hour live webinars are twice weekly.

Registration is limited to landscape pros who work or live in San Diego County.

Register once to attend one or more classes.

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Wed Jan. 27: Class 2 – Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Thu Jan. 28: Class 1 – Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Wed Feb. 03: Class 3 – Soil properties, issues and optimizing water interaction.
Thu Feb. 04: Class 4 – Plant water needs. Master basic water budgets and irrigation water requirements.
Wed Feb. 10: Class 5 – Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Thu Feb. 11: Class 6 – Troubleshooting and  maintenance know how.
Tue Feb. 16: Class 7 – Auditing irrigation systems (Part 1): Distribution uniformity and precipitation rates.
Wed Feb. 17: Class 7 – Auditing irrigation systems (Part 2): Testing and optimizing efficient scheduling.
Tue Feb. 23: Irrigation Audit Exercise – virtual (Part 1)
Wed Feb. 24: Irrigation Audit Exercise – virtual (Part 2)
Tue Mar. 02: Class 8 – Irrigation scheduling. Run times integrate water budgets and soil properties.
Thu Mar. 04: Class 9 – Controller programming and sensors for greater efficiency.
Wed Mar. 10: Class 10 – Case study. What 70% water savings looks like.


3-hour Certification Exam:
  Online certification exam opportunities will be the week of March 15.  Exam fee is currently estimated at $35.

Questions?      Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

Registration is required. A confirmation email will include your personal webinar link.

2021: Mar 3 – Apr 14 (English)

Earn your QWEL certificate in FREE, weekly, 2-hour webinars.

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

Registration is limited to landscape pros who work or live in San Diego County.

Register once to attend one or more classes.

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Wed Mar. 3: Class 1 – Water cycle, watershed, water supplies.
Class 2 – Sustainable landscaping principles and practices.
Tue Mar. 9: Class 3 – Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
Class 4 – Plant water needs, and mastering basic water budgets.
Tue Mar. 16: Class 5 – Irrigation systems, water pressure and application rates.
Class 6 – Maintenance and troubleshooting system issues.
Tue Mar. 23: Class 7 – Auditing irrigation systems (Part 1, 2): Distribution uniformity and precipitation rates
Tue Mar. 30: Irrigation Audit Exercise – virtual (Part 1, 2)
Wed Apr. 07: Class 8 – Irrigation scheduling and how run times integrate water budgets.
Class 9 – Optimizing controller programming and sensor options.
Wed Apr. 14: Class 10 – Case study. What 70% water savings looks like.
Rebates $: How to maximize savings for your properties.
Apr. 21 – 27: Online Certification Exam opportunities! Exam fee is currently estimated at $35.


Questions?
Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

Registration

Optimizing irrigation efficiency: Know your soil. Understand plant needs.

Understanding how water and soils interact helps guide efficient irrigation. Join us for an interactive webinar including,  soil science, soil sharing and opportunities to test what you’ve learned.

Takeaways include:  Water budgeting basics, soil properties and keys to understanding evapotranspiration.

Who should attend:  Property and facility managers, governing board members and landscape teams.

Date/Time: March 17, 2021, 1 – 3 PM

Questions? Contact qwel@wsamarketing.com

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

Registration

Webinar made possible by the San Diego County Water Authority, its member agencies and the County of San Diego.