I’ll be teaching the next series of QWEL webinars.

Free training for those who live or work in San Diego County!

QWEL Certification or CEUs
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Image: California CIMIS station example of weekly ETo and precipitation average 1990-2015

Last chance before fall!

The graph above illustrates two primary factors influencing efficient irrigation and plant health. The goal is to irrigate close to the ETo curve. Your team can get ahead of peak irrigation month withplant water requirements, CIMIS and water budget training. It’s the last class before fall.

Who should attend: Anyone responsible for monitoring or managing landscape water use.

Continuing Education: Register for the series. Attend classes of interest.
Certification: Attend the series. Pass exam.

  • Wednesday: June 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Plant water needs, and mastering basic water budgets.
  • Tuesday: June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1:00 – 3:00 PM See schedule
  • Wednesday: MAKE UP for anyone who missed May 26
    Class 2: Sustainable landscaping principles and practice
    Class 3: Soil properties and optimizing water interaction.
  • Webinars: NO COST for individuals who live OR work in San Diego County
  • Certification Exam: Online, 3-hour proctored opportunities July 5 – 9. $30 exam fee applies.


  1. evapotranspiration: the difference a month makes
  2. scheduling: plant, weather, soil and system efficiencies
  3. plant water requirements demystified
  4. irrigation system auditing: observations and distribution uniformity testing
  5. soil science and infiltration
  6. lots of opportunities to test what you learned

CEU Tip: QWEL classes meet IA, ASLA, APLD, CLCA, NALP and QWEL continuing education requirements.

Instructor: Tiffany Faulstich, ISA, QWEL, is a LEED Green Associate, president of Botanicon, respected Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture professor and C-27 contractor. She brings tremendous hands-on and professional education experience.

Information and Registration: You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar link.

About QWEL

  • QWEL is a WaterSense labeled Professional Certificate Program for Irrigation System Audits.
  • For additional information, visit qwel.watersmartsd.org and qwel.net.
  • QWEL training is brought to our region by the San Diego County Water Authority, its member agencies and the County of San Diego.

Contact us! WSA Marketing was selected to lead the team providing QWEL training in San Diego County: [email protected].

See you soon,

Susan Hahm
Wenda Alvarez
WSA Marketing