Low Impact Development

Getting the Goods on Low Impact Development

Record rainfall in Canada this summer has devastated homeowners, crippled businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage. This is forcing government and industry professionals to seek solutions and update plans for changes to aging… Continue Reading

Reduced urban flooding through “Green Streets”

On a walk through two unique streets in the Lakeview neighbourhood of Mississauga, visitors might notice meadow flowers and grasses blowing along the boulevards while at one end of the street, a large patch of… Continue Reading

IMAX Parking Lot Innovation

CVC started construction earlier this month on another low impact development project, this time at IMAX headquarters in Mississauga. The renovated parking lot at IMAX will incorporate many innovative stormwater management technologies to collect and… Continue Reading

LID Conference flows with great ideas

What happens when 270 like-minded professionals gather to share their visions, experience and expertise about new approaches to managing rainfall and polluted urban runoff? You create a ripple effect of excitement, learning and new ideas… Continue Reading

Demonstration green parking lot will help improve water quality

Environment Minister Jim Bradley broke ground August 24th on construction of innovative water technologies at IMAX Corporation in Mississauga. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and its partners are installing the technology to treat stormwater before it… Continue Reading

CYC Frontline Volunteers Learn About Low Impact Development

Through the school year, a team of dedicated Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) volunteers take what they’ve learned in the summer from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and encourage fellow students to become involved in local stewardship… Continue Reading

Staying Ahead of the Storm with Low Impact Development

The Greater Toronto Area has experienced three 100-year storms and five 50-year storms in the last eight years. In built-up urban areas, rain water runs off paved streets, driveways and parking lots; flooding and erosion… Continue Reading

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