Category: Low Impact Development
Advanced LID – Bioretention Design – Southwestern Ontario Training
Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gemini Sportsplex , Strathroy (View Map)
Green infrastructure, including low impact development (LID) practices, is becoming an increasingly common approach to stormwater management control. Bioretention is one type of LID measure that is designed to treat runoff from paved areas by using the natural properties of soil and vegetation to remove contaminants. Water management practitioners need to be familiar with the ‘ins and outs’ of bioretention design including sizing and siting, inlet and outlet design, material specification, construction planning, as well as the associated lifecycle inspection and maintenance requirements that should be considered during the design process.
Using an example project site, participants will be guided through a bioretention design problem. The day will be a series of short presentations interspersed with (primarily math-based) problem solving periods when the participants will work in small teams to develop their designs. Participants are requested to bring a calculator, ruler or scale (1:1000) and a device capable of accessing the internet.
Contact: Victoria Kring at or Victoria.Kring@trca.on.ca