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Presenter: Paul W. Lander, PhD, ML Arch, LEED A.P.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

How to Use Xeriscape in Site Planning

   Seven basic principles of Xeriscape
   Applying Xeriscape principles to site design
   Intersection of climate-adapted landscape design and Green Infrastructure
   The changing nature of site water planning
   Ways that climate-adapted landscapes deliver environmental services and    
      increase resilience?
   Resources for implementation and further learning

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers:
     2.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects:
     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 LA CESHSW PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 AIA LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Organizations:
   International Society of Arboriculture
   Society of American Foresters
   Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).


Paul W. Lander, PhD, ML Arch, LEED A.P.

Paul W. Lander, PhD, MLarch, LEED A.P., has over 35 years of conservation experience, in land, energy, and water, including directing the City of Boulder’s award-winning water conservation program for 16 years. Since 2006, he has taught courses on urban water systems, green infrastructure, western water resources, and world water resources, at the college and professional level. He is an Associate Professor Adjunct in Geography, and Faculty of the professionally-oriented Masters of the Environment Program, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an accredited LEED professional, holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado. He has been an active professional, through the American Water Resources Association, American Water Works Association, Universities Council on Water Resources, Alliance for Water Efficiency, USGBC, Lane Community College, OR, and was Chair of the Water Conservation PPN of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has offered professional trainings and webinars through the University of Florida, University of Colorado, AWWA, ASLA, and Forester University.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Use Xeriscape in Site Planning

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the principles and techniques of xeriscape in site planning, which is the practice of landscaping without irrigation and minimal maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the principles of Xeriscape, which is the intersection of climate-adapted landscape design and green infrastructure.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine site design projects for which Xeriscape applications are appropriate, and they will be able to apply recommended practices.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be describe how climate-adapted landscape design and green infrastructure goals are compatible and how climate-adapted landscape deliver environmental benefits and increase resilience.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how the nature and attitudes toward site watering are changing and how xeriscape designed sites are gaining desirability.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and landscaping

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/10/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.