In class: Introduction to Low Impact Development (LID) – St. Catharines, ON

Registration 8:30 – 9:00 am.

Low Impact Development (LID) is an innovative stormwater management approach that treats, infiltrates, filters, and retains runoff at the source. LID practices are proven approaches that have been implemented with great success for decades.  This approach is quickly gaining traction here in Ontario and across Canada as practitioners come to understand the benefits and need for building water resilient communities.

This course will demonstrate how LID differs from traditional stormwater practices, and why it is becoming a necessary part of our infrastructure. Over the course of the day, participants will learn the fundamentals of LID and review common trends in LID performance. Instructors will also explain how to overcome common barriers to implementing LID including winter performance, site constraints, soils, bedrock, groundwater, and utilities.

Participants will have a chance to discuss real world examples of LID projects through a series of case studies on a variety of land use types, including residential, linear, and industrial/commercial.  These case studies will provide real-world examples where “constraints” have been mitigated through creative planning and design.  Instructors will share valuable lessons learned on design, documentation, construction, erosion and sediment control, inspection and maintenance.

Finally, course instructors will also review some of the decision support tools available to help implement LID projects, including the WIKI Design Guide, the LID Treatment Train Tool, and the LID Lifecycle Costing Tool.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance and function of Low Impact Development (LID).
  2. Identify common barriers to LID adoption, including winter performance, site constraints, soils, bedrock, groundwater, and utilities and explain possible mitigation measures.
  3. Recognize how LID can be used on a variety of land use types to manage stormwater.
  4. Understand the availability and utility of various decision support tools including the WIKI Design Guide, LID Treatment Train Tool, and LID Lifecycle Costing Tool.

Download Course Agenda Here

Who should attend:

This course is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices.

Recommended pre-workshop study:

Instructors:

Jen Hill and Kyle Vander Linden

Additional Information:

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

This course qualifies for six (6) continuing development hour (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program

If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca.

Association ‘discount codes’ are not eligible for this course.

This training event is in partnership with Niagara Region and was produced through the Climate Change Adaptation Platform, with support from Natural Resources Canada.

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

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