Many communities experience challenges with urban flooding and stormwater management. For years, cities have been designed to act as funnels to convey water quickly, which causes downstream pollution and long-term health and safety concerns. However, these cities are revising their stormwater management guidelines to directly address these issues. These updates outline a set of best management practices for more flexibility, referred to as Green Infrastructure (GI). GI is a cost-effective approach to managing stormwater runoff by treating it as a resource rather than a disturbance, and can include developing bioretention areas, enhanced swales, permeable pavers and pervious concrete that slow down the flow of stormwater and allow it to be more successfully infiltrated into the ground. GI must be designed, installed and maintained correctly to avoid repairs or reinstallation.
Upon completion of this training, trainees will be able to:
Since this course covers a wealth of specific material in a limited time, it is assumed that, prior to attending the class, students will already possess knowledge and skills related to construction and landscaping. Students should also be competent in basic mathematics and construction terminology. The intended audience includes, but is not limited to:
CEUs will be self-reported. Attendees will receive a certificate after the training that states how many CEUs the class qualifies for. Attendees will use the certificate to report to respective boards.
This course is supplemental and not primary for career development.