QWEL (English) - Oakland, CA

The East Bay Municipal Utility District is excited to host a four-day QWEL classes series. At this time, the QWEL class is being offered to attendees FREE of charge.

The training provides landscape professionals with 20 hours of education on soil and sustainability principles; plant water needs; irrigation system design and maintenance; and irrigation system programming and operation.  In order to obtain QWEL certification, individuals must demonstrate their ability to perform an irrigation system audit and pass an exam.  Those who earn their QWEL certification will be listed as a Certified Professional on the QWEL and U.S. EPA WaterSense websites.

By registering for this QWEL training you agree to attend all of the following sessions:     

  • Monday, February 24, 2020  from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • Monday, March 2, 2020  from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • Monday, March 9, 2020  from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • EXAM: Monday, March 16, from 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (no lunch)

Attendees will receive a copy of the QWEL reference manual, which can also be downloaded here. The QWEL manual consists of the following ten section topics:

  1. Where Our Water Comes From
  2. Sustainable Landscaping
  3. Soils
  4. Landscape Water
  5. Irrigation Systems
  6. Irrigation Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  7. Irrigation Auditing
  8. Irrigation Scheduling
  9. Irrigation Controllers
  10. Bringing It All Together

Space is limited. Registration Closes: 2/20/2020 or when class is full.

Please register for the QWEL class by clicking on the blue button below. (Note that you will be prompted to create a QWEL account if you don’t already have one). 

Location: East Bay Municipal Utility District
375 11th St
Oakland, CA 94607
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Presenter: 1.) Lori Palmquist, CID, CIC, CLIA, CLWM, QWEL, WWLP, Irrigation educator, designer and consultant. 2.) Scott Sommerfeld, Landscape Architect, Irrigation Designer, Water Auditor, QWEL Certified, and ReScape (Bay Friendly) Certified.

When: Monday, February 24th, 2020 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Closes: 02/20/2020

Sponsored by: California Water Efficiency Partnership

For more information, contact:

Michael Walker
(916) 475-1203

Online Registration is not available.