Introduction to Low Impact Development E-Learning Course

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Estimated time requirement: 1.5 hours

 

Course Description

This course has been developed to introduce participants to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). It is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices.

The course is comprised of four modules, the first discusses the evolution of stormwater management and the progression to LID. The next module introduces the principles of LID and non-structural site design strategies. Eleven LID practices are examined, providing general descriptions, special considerations and an overview of typical stormwater performance expectations in the third module. The final module explores the financial benefits of LID and introduces useful guides and tools that can be used to determine the costs of an LID project.

 

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.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.  Define Low Impact Development (LID) and describe how it has evolved, why it is needed and what are the benefits?
2.  Define the principles of LID and identify a number of site design strategies
3.  List physical considerations to be addressed when determining suitability of a site for LID practices
4.  Describe a range of LID practices and understand their expected performance in terms of meeting stormwater criteria
5.  Discuss economic benefits of implementing LID practices

 

Additional information:

IECA members are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $40 before tax.  To register at this discounted price please contact Amanda Slaght (aslaght@trca.on.ca) and provide your IECA member ID for membership confirmation.

This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing development hours (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have successfully registered for the course you will be sent your course log-in information from noreply@trca.on.ca.  Please allow for approximately 48 hour response time.

For more information about this workshop, please contact Amanda Slaght at aslaght@trca.on.ca.

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001