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Sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute


2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


Member $1045 | Non-member $1345


Daniel E. Medina, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE  
Robert Roseen, Ph.D., D.WRE, P.E., M.ASCE 

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. 

Learning outcomes

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
  • Planners
  • Landscape architects/designers
  • Environmental scientists
  • Contractors
  • Members of environmental organizations
  • Public officials

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