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Low Impact Development Training Series

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Stormwater Management and Building Resilient Communities Announcing a Training Series

The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and the City of Kingston have come together, with financial support from Natural Resources Canada, to offer three workshops on Low Impact Development (LID). The courses will be held at the INVISTA Centre Kingston, 1350 Gardiners Road for the subsidized cost of $100 per day (including lunch) on Tuesday Nov. 5, Wednesday Dec.4 and Thursday Dec. 5, 2019. The sessions will be lead by Jen Hill (STEP/TRCA), Kyle Vander Linden (CVC) and Bernadeta Surowiec (CVC).

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.

November 5th Course – “An Introduction to LID”

Learn how LID differs from traditional stormwater practices, and why it is becoming a necessary part of our future infrastructure. Participants will learn the fundamentals of LID, common trends in LID and how to overcome 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, residential, linear, and industrial/commercial, including one implemented by the City of Kingston.  Instructors will share valuable lessons learned on design, documentation, construction, erosion and sediment control, inspection and maintenance and review some of the decision support tools available, including the WIKI Design Guide, the LID Treatment Train Tool, and the LID Lifecycle Costing Tool. This course is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices. Note that this is a condensed course and to optimize your time spent pre-workshop study information can be found at the following link.


Please reference the link below for details and registration.


Invista Centre Kingston
1350 Gardiners Rd
Kingston, ON Canada
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