Green Infrastructure and LID
Introduction to Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development
The Colorado Stormwater Center provides training on planning, design, evaluation, construction and maintenance of green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) practices. The use of GI/LID practices is growing exponentially throughout the U.S. and represents a new paradigm of stormwater management. This training will introduce stormwater professionals to GI and LID.
Who Should Attend: Government (city/county/school) stormwater personnel, MS4 managers/coordinators, stormwater engineers, construction contractors, landscape contractors, SCM inspectors, property managers, homeowner’s association managers, etc.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by the Center no later than seven (7) days before the date of the training in order to receive a refund (less a $30 cancellation fee). No refunds will be issued after this date.
**The Center reserves the right to cancel the course no fewer than 7 days in advance if the minimum number of workshop participants has not been reached.
Green Infrastructure Overview
In Colorado, like much of the West, communities must be prepared for climate extremes on both sides of the spectrum – from drought to flooding. Localized Green Infrastructure (GI) strategies are climate resilient water management solutions that can help manage stormwater runoff while providing a host of additional benefits including increased access to green space, reduced heat island effect, improved improved water quality, increased habitat for pollinators and wildlife and groundwater recharge. Thank you to CDPHE and Northern Water for sponsoring this training.
La infraestructura de las aguas pluviales
En Colorado, como en gran parte del oeste, las comunidades deben estar preparadas para los climas extremos en todos los sentidos, desde la sequía hasta las inundaciones. Las estrategias de Infraestructura verde localizada (IG, por sus siglas en inglés) son soluciones de gestión del agua resistentes al clima que pueden ayudar a gestionar la escorrentía de las aguas pluviales, al tiempo que proporcionan una serie de beneficios adicionales, incluso el aumento del acceso a los espacios verdes, la reducción del efecto isla de calor, la mejora de la calidad del agua, el aumento del hábitat para los polinizadores y la vida silvestre y la recarga de las aguas subterráneas. Se ofrecerá un ligero refrigerio.
Explore Additional Training Opportunities
SCM Inspection & Maintenance
We offer a 1.5-day workshop on inspection and maintenance of stormwater control measures.
SCM Design & Design Review
We provide a two-day workshop on design and design review of stormwater control measures.
Short Course: SCM Inspection & Maintenance
We also provide a condensed half-day version of the SCM I&M workshop available to attendees of our full course who need re-certification.
SCM Installation Primer
We provide a half-day course focused on installation of SCMs. This course walks through what to inspect during the installation of SCMs to ensure proper function.
SCM Life-cycle Seminar
We offer a two-day seminar to walk through the life-cycle of stormwater control measures including design, design review, installation, and operation with a goal to bridge the gap between engineering and maintenance.