Urban best management practices are measures that help reduce the volume and pollutant load carried by surface stormwater runoff into rivers and lakes. This course will cover typical urban management measures used in watershed planning. It will also cover green infrastructure for stormwater and low impact development (LID). LID refers to practices that manage stormwater in an urbanized setting in a way that minimizes impact to the environment, while increasing cost effectiveness and sustainability. LID practices include bio-retention, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and permeable pavement. City staff will cover how they use the ordinances to prevent and control pollution as well as encourage implementation. David Batts, Director of System Solutions at EcoServices, will present on effective ways to promote LID to get developer buy-in including why implement LID, examples of multifunctional design and benefits as well as maintenance requirements.
This training will also include a tour of LID and green infrastructure at the Dallas Center.
Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by May 24, 2019. Register online at Texas A&M Marketplace, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch will be provided for participants. Dress is casual and comfortable; please dress for the warm weather as we will be out walking in the field in the afternoon for the LID tour. More information can be found online at watershedplanning.tamu.edu.
The Texas Watershed Planning Program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and is funded through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.