[Sdpg] 10th Xeriscape Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico Adapting to Our Changing Reality / Greywater/Art Ludwig

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Jan 10 08:26:02 PST 2005

10th Xeriscape 
Conference  http://www.xeriscapenm.com/2005_Conference/2005conference.html
Adapting to Our Changing Reality
Contact scott at xeriscapenm.com   505/468-1021.Registration Fee: $100 
Registration Deadline: 18 Feb 2005

24-26 February 2005
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Main Conference Speakers

Robert Glennon

Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at 
the James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona. He has 
taught law at the University of Arizona since 1985. In 1997, he was named 
the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy. He specializes in 
constitutional law, American legal history, and water law. He will discuss 
"Designing Water Policy for the Future ­ What Can We learn From the Past?"

In October 2002, his new book, Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the 
Fate of America’s Fresh Waters, was published by Island Press. Before 
joining the faculty at Arizona, Robert taught law at the University of 
Minnesota, the University of Illinois, and Wayne State University. He 
received his J.D. from Boston College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in American 
History at Brandeis University.

Shlomo Aronson

After receiving degrees from Berkeley and Harvard, landscape architect 
Shlomo Aronson founded his Jerusalem practice in 1966.  Aronson’s work 
ranges from large scale national, regional, and urban planning to landscape 
planning and design.  Throughout his projects, which include the design of 
the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, landscape master plans for the 
cities of Eilat, Carmiel and Nazareth, an archeological park around the Old 
City of Jerusalem, and parks throughout Israel, Aronson has been concerned 
with the ‘reintegration of building, city and territory.'

Mr. Aronson comes to the 2005 Xeriscape Conference with important projects 
from the immense Deserts of the Middle East in Israel. He will compare 
notes with those of us from the great Southwestern Deserts of America. Mr. 
Aronson has come to the conclusion that in our time "a great proportion of 
mankind will not know wild nature. Instead, urban man will meet nature as a 
manmade entity, shaped and maintained by his culture, whether or not he is 
aware of it

 we have the power now to maintain the world as we want it to 
remain. This is our duty as human beings and our challenge as landscape 
architects." Mr. Aronson has created some of the most memorable landscapes 
in the arid world - parks, plazas, and promenades. He will share those 
experiences with us as well as learn from ours. We welcome the arguably 
most well known landscape architect from the Middle East.


Joel Glanzberg has broad experience in design and management of green 
building and ecological restoration projects, particularly in the arid 
regions of the southwest US and Latin America. He has also worked 
extensively in the field of regenerative agriculture, including recent 
agricultural restoration projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He has 
worked as a consultant to the City of Santa Fe, NM on watershed 
restoration, where he has helped to design and implement programs for 
public education and engagement. An active author and educator in the 
fields of permaculture and ecological restoration, and skilled in 
cross-cultural communication and teaching, Joel has taught throughout the 
U.S., and South America, and worked with a number of Native American tribes 
and communities. He was recently honored by the Center for Sustainable 
Environments at Northern Arizona University, and by the Museum of Northern 
Arizona for his work with traditional agriculture and crops throughout the 
American Southwest. His research has focused on the integration of 
traditional agricultural/agro-forestry techniques and species from dryland 
areas world wide. Joel is co-founder of Flowering Tree Permaculture 
Institute. Flowering Tree¹s half acre demonstration site near Espanola, New 
Mexico, has caught world attention for its low cost, family scale permanent 
agricultural systems. Groups from across the United States, Botswana, the 
Philippines, Equador and Canada have attended classes and toured Flowering 
Tree. He has taught classes at Flowering Tree, Living Structures, Prescott 
College in Arizona, University of New Mexico, the Desert Botanical Garden, 
the Permaculture Institute of Peru and Ecoversity. Joel and his work have 
been featured in numerous publications, TV programs and video tapes. 
Articles on Joel¹s work can be seen in the New Garden Journal, American 
Horticulturist Magazine, New Mexico Solar Energy Association Journal, 
Droppings, Designer/Builder Magazine and the Permaculture Drylands Journal.

William Dick-Peddie

Mr. Dick-Peddie is the author of perhaps the preeminent book about New 
Mexico’s past, horticulturally speaking. Throughout his career he learned 
about our future by focusing on our past. Mr. Dick-Peddie is professor 
emeritus of New Mexico State University and will discuss the change that 
has occurred to our southwestern landscape from the beginnings of history 
until today. His talk should be informative and enlightening.

David Salman

Mr. Salman, owner of Santa Fe Greenhouses, is responsible for a great 
number of plant introductions into our desert environment from places as 
far away as South Africa. His tireless explorations of high country plants 
which survive the rigors of the desert environment has been the hallmark of 
his career. He has lectured throughout the southwest and regularly 
participates in developing new choices and xeric approaches to landscaping.

Art Ludwig

Ecological Systems Designer and Greywater Guru Art Ludwig has probably paid 
more attention to Greywater systems the past fourteen years than anyone 
else on the planet. He’s written three books and numerous articles on 
Greywater systems, developed several new system designs, and consulted with 
New York and New Mexico on their Greywater laws. He’s also worked on water 
and wastewater systems in twenty two countries around the world.

With recent legal changes that allow Greywater systems to be installed 
without a permit application, New Mexico and Arizona are in the forefront 
of the Greywater revolution.

This presentation will explain
• What nature has to teach us about water system design
• How natural systems purify water so spectacularly well
• Efficient use, including radical redesign of fixtures and cascading water 
through multiple uses
• Systems for beneficial reuse of water and nutrients in wastewater, 
including Greywater, and blackwater systems
• The benefits of greywater reuse
• Strategies for realizing the immediate and future benefits of greywater 
in existing buildings and new construction

Panayoti Kelaidis

Panayoti Kelaidis, Curator of Plant Collections at the Denver Botanic 
Gardens, was the designer of its Rock Alpine Garden, one of the best 
collections of alpine plants in North America. An internationally known 
plantsman and recipient of many awards including the 2003 Award of 
Excellence from National Garden Clubs, Inc., Panayoti travels extensively 
to study and collect plants, lectures worldwide on rock garden plants, and 
is the author of numerous books and articles.

Brent Mecham

Brent Mecham is a Landscape Water Management and Conservation Specialist 
with the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.  He explores ways to 
improve landscape and irrigation management to better use limited water 
resources.  He is an irrigation professional certified as a Designer, 
Auditor and Contractor by the Irrigation Association and is an Authorized 
Instructor for the IA.  He was also co-chair for GreenCo’s BMP document.

0th Xeriscape Conference
Adapting to Our Changing Reality

24-26 February 2005
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Greywater - 3 hour Special Session

Art Ludwig
Saturday 26 February 2005
9:00 - 12:00 am  | Cost: $40.00

Greywater Collection Plumbing

Workshop for Plumbers, Contractors and Landscapers

Recent changes to the greywater regulations in Arizona and New Mexico have 
opened the door for professional installation of greywater systems.

This workshop is focused on the design and installation of greywater 
collection plumbing from the fixtures in the home to six feet outside of 
the house.

It is designed for plumbers and people who work with plumbers.

Workshop objectives:

1) Plumbers attending improve their ability to design and install greywater 
collection plumbing that:
• Will function reliably for decades
• Is easy to service and flexible
• Will pass inspection
• Will enable the owner or landscaper to make the most of the water with 
their distribution plumbing in the landscape
• Makes the plumber money

2) Attendees who work with plumbers on multiple greywater systems can 
support them to achieve the objectives above

3) The state of the art in this new field be advanced by exchange of our 
respective knowledge and experiences (Art Ludwig is a world expert on 
greywater but does not know as much as attendees will know about plumbing, 
New Mexico plumbing codes, or the New Mexico climate).

Greywater distribution plumbing (from just outside the house to the plants) 
and all other greywater topics, will only be discussed insofar as they 
relate to greywater collection plumbing.

It is highly recommended that workshop participants attend the free lecture 
preceding the workshop for an orientation to the broader context of 
greywater, as this information won't be covered again in the workshop.

The workshop will include:
• Overview of the New Mexico law
• Suggested improvements to NM law
• General design requirements for collection plumbing
• Legal and practical issues with implementation for plumbers
• What works, what doesn't, what's legal and what's not
• Locating diverter valves, diverter valve alternatives
• Combined sources with a single outlet or multiple outlets
• The critical importance of elevation
• Considerations in bidding for greywater jobs
• Coordination with contractors, users and landscapers
• Strategies for homes on concrete slabs
• Strategies for homes with uphill runs to the irrigated area
• Sources for specialized components

Time permitting, we will discuss:
• Gravity drum and drumless laundry complete plumber-installable greywater 
• Watson wick and branched drain septic systems
• Designs for participant's projects

Questions will follow the class.

The class handout includes:
• Flow chart for bidding, designing and building greywater collection plumbing
• Text of Arizona and NM greywater laws, with suggested improvements
• Freeze protection measures
• Coordination with other building professionals

Participants are encouraged to
• Bring site plans, drawings, and photos of projects you have done or would 
like to do.
• Read the suggested background material below before hand


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