SBA Water Conservation and Quality

Learning Objectives

This unit provides a foundation for understanding how to conserve water and protect water quality through the application of sustainable design and water use efficiencies. At the completion of this unit, students will:

  • Understand the impacts of conventional site and landscape design, maintenance practices, and the benefits of adopting a natural systems-based approach.
  • Be familiar with the challenges and opportunities of sustainable site development patterns.
  • Understand outdoor water conservation strategies and practices.
  • Employ techniques to reduce impact through landscape layout, plant selection, and placement.
  • Become familiar with on-site water management methods, and options for stormwater and wastewater.
  • Apply various approaches to indoor water conservation.

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