How to Properly Construct Low Impact Development Stormwater Management

Full Day Course

LID practices involve techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. Failing to follow proper LID construction methods can result in barren bioretention landscapes, clogged infiltration practices, uneven permeable pavements and costly post-construction repairs. In this course, experienced instructors take participants through each step of the LID construction process, highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques. Participants receive recommendations for specifications and tender contracts. Instructors will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario and similar cold climate regions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how LID construction differs from the construction of a conventional stormwater management site
  2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the LID construction team members
  3. Understand LID construction considerations from mass grading through final assumption
  4. Know the common methods for constructing LID practices and specifying their materials
  5. Effectively stabilize and establish vegetated stormwater management practices
  6. Be aware of common construction pitfalls and how to avoid them

See our  upcoming events list for currently scheduled courses.  Courses can also be scheduled by request for groups with a minimum of 15 students.  For more information contact:

Julie McManus
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 247

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