American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association and President Rainwater Management Solutions
In 2000, David Crawford put his 22 years of experience in healthcare consulting, marketing, sales, and residential/commercial construction into a new company he named Rain Water System, Inc. His vision was to form a company that would address rainwater conservation and management as well as sustainable water applications and practices. Today that company—now known as Rainwater Management Solutions—provides design, consulting, and engineering solutions for rainwater and stormwater management to commercial and residential developers, engineering and architectural firms, and professionals in the agricultural field. To date, the Salem, Virginia-based company has designed and/or installed thousands of rainwater systems across North America.
A strong advocate of water conservation and management, in 2001 David and his brother Ed lobbied the Virginia House and Senate for passage of the
David is the current President of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA; C-6 Trade association) and Chairmen of the Board of the ARCSA Foundation (C-3) and is an ARCSA Accredited Professional. He was also involved in writing the ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting Manual.
David received his BS in Economics and Accounting from Mars Hill College in 1976. He has published numerous articles on water conservation and water sustainability issues and practices in local and national publications as Laundry Today, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Mother Earth News, Virginia Business Journal, The Roanoke Times, Farm Bureau Monthly, and Southern Farmer.
Considered an expert in the field, he is a frequent speaker at national seminars and conferences such as Green Build International Conference and Expo, ASPE Emerging Water Technology Symposium, ARCSA’s Annual Conference, and VMI Environmental Conference.
David has been part of several publications including:
Sojka, S., T. Younos, D. Crawford. 2016. Modern Urban Rainwater Harvesting Systems: Design, Case Studies, and Impacts. In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Vol. 47. 351pp. Springer Publishers (ISBN 978-3-319-29335-6). pp. 209-234.
Thursday, April 25
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM