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.

Scheduled Workshops

There are no workshops scheduled at this time – workshops are available upon request:

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.

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