The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.(ARCSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the U.S. The ARCSA Annual Conference will be held Nov. 9 and 10, 2015 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, Calif.
The 2015 conference will focus on rainwater catchment for uses beyond the garden as well as using water supplies wisely. It will look at rainwater catchment as one solution to mitigating drought and decentralizing storm water pollution. The 2015 keynote speaker is Colin Frayne with the Association of Water Technologies. Frayne has significant experience with reusing water, water management, and water shortages around the world. Other topics will include: Performance-Based Water Conservation with WERS, Codes and Regulations, Potable Water Standards, Rainwater for Cooling Tower Make-up Water, Home Depot's Dedication or Rainwater Catchment, and Commercial Level Raingardens. Attendees also will hear about the results of several research projects involving rainwater catchment.
ARCSA continues its partnership with the Irrigation Assn. (IA) to provide attendees both ARCSA's educational rainwater sessions and IA's educational irrigation sessions as well as access to the irrigation/rainwater/pond exhibition. The ARCSA/IA Expo will be Nov. 11 and 12 at the same location.
An accredited professional workshop will be held Nov. 12 and13 at the convention center.
For more information, visit ARCSA’s website.