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Sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute
2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs
Member $1545 | Non-member $1895
Purpose & background
Low Impact Development (LID), is a well-established approach now integral to numerous land development guidelines and regulations nationwide. This course will cover the fundamental principles of LID, the critical importance of water-centric site planning, and the nature-based engineered devices used and unit process in them that control runoff quantity and quality. The course will emphasize LID as a holistic approach that includes conventional stormwater management.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain LID principles and how LID controls operate.
- Determine if a site design development plan is water-centric using LID concepts.
- Engage in exchanges with designers and stakeholders on high-level principles surrounding a site’s layout.
- Explain the fundamental principles of LID and recognize the paramount role of water-centric site planning to minimize the impact of impervious surfaces on receiving waters.
- Identify LID stormwater devices, describe their basic configurations, identify the unit processes that control water quantity and water quality, and understand their applicability.
- Determine operation and maintenance issues for LID controls.
- Describe the relationship between LID and conventional stormwater management and recognize that LID is a comprehensive approach that includes traditional stormwater management.
Who should attend?
- Civil engineers
- Landscape architects/designers
- Environmental scientists
- Members of environmental organizations
- Public officials