Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities

On Demand Training

4.5 hours

FEMP e-training

This comprehensive water management training provides Federal facility and energy managers with knowledge and skills to assist in meeting water-related legislative and executive order requirements. Learners will develop skills in increasing water efficiency and reducing water use through sound operations and maintenance practices and water-efficient technologies. Several methods for meeting needs for non-potable water through alternate water sources, such as rainwater harvesting, reclaimed wastewater, and gray water are discussed. Water metering is covered, as well as life cycle costing and establishing the overall economics for strategic water management.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Select indoor, outdoor, process, and irrigation water efficiency solutions and demonstrate knowledge of technologies, O&M best practices, and life cycle cost analysis techniques
  • Choose the best methods for distribution system leak detection and repair
  • Select alternate water sources to meet facility needs for non-potable water uses
  • Apply the ideal water metering options to understand water performance and develop a long-range water management plan.

This e-learning course is hosted on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system. To take the course, click the Start button below. Then log into the WBDG system to launch the course and take the multiple choice assessment. Students will earn .50 IACET CEUs upon successful completion of the course and assessment.

In partnership with Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. IACET logo


  • Kate McMordie Stoughton, Water-Efficiency Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read bio.
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