SANTA FE, N.M. – The Next Generation Water Summit announced a broad range of pre-and post-Summit water workshops ahead of the third annual summit. Several of the workshops will start prior to the Summit on June 5 and continue after the Summit through June 25.
The Commercial Restaurant Water Auditor class, held June 7 and June 10, is the first of its kind. This class is being taught by Bill Hoffman, and those who attend and successfully pass the test will become a Commercial Restaurant Water Auditor. The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office will assist in the recruitment of restaurants to be audited and will use the auditors that successfully complete this workshop. A test and a sample audit will be performed as part of the class.
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The Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) Verifier course, occurring June 5 through June 7, provides in-depth and practical experience in performing residential water assessments for new and existing residential properties. This class is required to become a WERS Verifier. The WERS Consultant course, held concurrently on June 5 and June 6, is also being offered and plumbers, builders, irrigation professionals
Greywater Basics, scheduled for June 24 and 25, will cover how to build and maintain a Greywater system and includes a field trip to view a working system. This course is intended for both plumbers and homeowners.
The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) professional certification provides landscape professionals and others education on local water supply, sustainable landscaping, soils, landscape water budgets, irrigation system components and maintenance, irrigation system audits, and scheduling and controller programming. An audit and an exam
“Water workshops and water certification courses are part of the Next Generation Water Summit every year, and this year we have the broadest array of workshops we have ever had,” stated Doug Pushard, co-chair of this year’s Summit. The ability to earn valuable Continuing Education Credits or new water certifications is an important part of the mission of the NGWS.
For more information visit NextGenerationWaterSummit.com.