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EarthSystemsNW is committed to providing resources and information on managing water. If you would like to learn more about what we do, come join us at one of our cistern workshops or, click on the links below.


Don’t miss EarthSystemsNW’s booth at the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s EcoExpo Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.  Get your rainwater harvesting questions answered and enjoy interactive events throughout the day plus pizza from Streetzeria!

Learn about a variety of ways to harvest rainwater including cisterns through our course at Seattle Tilth, Harvest the Rain – From Landscapes to CisternsClick here to register. Current class dates:  April 28th, 2012, 2:00 – 4:30 pm and Oct. 13th, 2012, 2:00-4:30 pm.

Live in Pierce County and want to learn about rainwater harvesting? Join us for Cisterns: The Next Step in Water Collection, May 2nd, 2012, 6-8 pm in Tacoma.  Brought to you by the Pierce County Conservation District. Click here for details.

Our water fence was featured at the 2010 NW Flower and Garden Show and was highlighted by Northwest gardening legend, Ciscoe! Click here to see the video.


Have drainage problems or need help with a low impact development? One of our partners, the engineers at Core Design, Inc., are experts in complex drainage problems. If fixing a drainage issue (soggy soils, tributary flows, erosion problems) is part of you concern or if a rain garden, permeable pavements, french drain, or satisfying code might be part of your system, Rob Stevens, P.E., a principal at Core Design, can provide the extra expertise for these designs.

Learn about how you use water and how you can conserve it through Gene Johnson Plumbing’s water audit.

City of Seattle – local rain harvesting information

Blue Gold: World Water Wars – a must-see movie about the global water crisis

Flow – a movie addressing the global water crisis which also provides practical solutions