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Low Impact Development Training Series

December 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.

December 5th – Advanced LID Design: Bioretention Facilities Workshop

Bioretention is one type of LID that is designed to treat runoff from paved areas by using the natural properties of soil and vegetation to remove contaminants. Water management practitioners need to be familiar with the ‘ins and outs’ of bioretention design including sizing and siting, inlet and outlet design, material specification, construction planning, as well as the associated lifecycle inspection and maintenance requirements that should be considered during the design process.

Using an example project site, participants will be guided through a bioretention design problem including sizing, site planning and placement, site grading and drainage, planting a material specification, inlets/pre-treatment, outlets/flow control and sequencing with erosion and sediment control. This course intended for stormwater engineers, planners, landscape architects, agency and municipal staff.

Please reference the link below for details and registration.


Invista Centre Kingston
1350 Gardiners Rd
Kingston, ON Canada
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