Rainwater Harvesting

ASPE Online Education

Rainwater Harvesting*

Earn Continuing Education Credits:
This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.


Presented by: Peter Cartwright at the 2009 Technical Symposium

As population growth and industrial and agricultural activities continue to stress the quality of the relatively fixed quantity of available water on this planet, the plumbing engineer is challenged to investigate and develop unique and practical water collection and reuse technologies. One such answer to this challenge is rainwater harvesting. This recorded presentation will describe the chemistry of rainwater sources. It will detail the engineering design, materials of construction, treatment technologies, storage and distribution, and other aspects of rainwater harvesting. The professional plumbing engineer and designer will gain knowledge and understanding to facilitate the construction and implementation of this important water recovery process. As rainwater harvesting becomes more widely utilized, the knowledge gained from this presentation will enable the plumbing engineer, designer, and contractor to access this market.

Peter Cartwright has been in the water purification and wastewater treatment industry since 1974, and has had his own consulting engineering firm since 1980. Peter has authored 150 articles, written several book chapters, presented over 160 lectures in conferences around the world, and is the recipient of several patents. He is a founding member of the Technical Review Committee for Water Conditioning & Purification magazine, on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Industrial Water World magazine, the Reader Advisory Board for Processing Magazine, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Filtration News magazine. A peer reviewer for the Journal of Membrane Science, he is also on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering annual course, “Process Piping Systems Design and Operation.”

Peter is a recipient of the 2001 Award of Merit from the Water Quality Association, and is the Technical Consultant for the Canadian Water Quality Association. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (1961) and is a registered Professional Engineer in that state.

*This is the actual educational presentation as it was presented at the 2009 ASPE Technical Symposium in Dearborn, MI.


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