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Low Impact Development: A Holistic Approach to Urban Stormwater Management

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    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. This course is co-sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute.


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

    Course Benefits

    • Understand 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand 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.
    • Recognize 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.
    • Discuss the relationship between LID and conventional stormwater management and recognize that LID is a comprehensive approach that includes, rather than juxtaposes, traditional stormwater management.

    Who Should Attend?

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



    2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


    Early Bird Rate: Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695
    Regular Rate: Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995