Lessons in LID Construction

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Stormwater Management
Audience Level: Intermediate
Price: $50 Members/$65 Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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Low Impact Development (LID), an innovative stormwater management approach that treats, infiltrates, filters, and retains runoff at the source, is quickly becoming the new norm in Ontario. Construction of LID practices involves techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. Failing to follow proper LID construction methods can result in barren bioretention landscapes, clogged infiltration practices, uneven permeable pavements, and ultimately costly post-construction repairs. This course is applicable to anyone involved in the design, construction, and inspection of LID, whether it is in a large subdivision development or a small parking lot retrofit. Instructors will take participants through each step of the LID construction highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques. Participants will also receive recommendations for specifications and tender contracts. The experienced instructors will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario and similar cold climate regions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how LID construction differs from the construction of a conventional stormwater management site.
  2. Know the common methods for constructing LID practices and specifying their materials.
  3. Be aware of common construction pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Presented by Kyle Vander Linden

Kyle Vander Linden is a Sr. Specialist with Credit Valley Conservation. Kyle project manages the implementation of innovative water management projects such as low impact development and pollution prevention. Kyle also manages and instructs with CVC's LID training program and is a part time instructor at Redeemer University College in Urban Geography and Natural Resource Management.

Presented by Bill Trenouth, EIT

Bill Trenouth is a Water Resources Specialist working at Credit Valley Conservation in the Watershed Knowledge Department on projects related to low impact development (LID) monitoring and performance, integrated asset management and climate risk assessment. Bill is also in the midst of completing his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph in Water Resource Engineering.

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