Design of Infiltration Practices: Low Impact Development Technical Training E-learning course

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Estimated time requirement: 2 – 3 hours
Please note that it may take up to 24-48 hours to receive a response to this course.  

Course Description

This course has been developed to provide participants with the technical training required to design Low Impact Development (LID) infiltration practices and guides them through the steps of the design process. Comprised of five modules this course discusses the science of infiltration, infiltration best practices, conducting a site evaluation and field reconnaissance, creating a detailed design, and the operation and maintenance of LID infiltration practices.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for developers, consultants, municipalities, landowners or anyone with a general understanding of LID, looking to enhance their knowledge and learn how to design LID infiltration based practices and the process required.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Identify common concerns with LID infiltration practices in cold climates and understand how they impact the performance of LID techniques
2.  Describe the components and various forms of infiltration based techniques
3.  Complete a comprehensive site evaluation and conduct field reconnaissance
4.  Select suitable LID infiltration practices to satisfy targets and criteria and determine appropriate placement within a project site
5.  Develop detailed design drawings to ensure infiltration practices are constructed properly
6.  Discuss the financial considerations for the operation and maintenance of LID practices

Additional information:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have successfully registered for the course you will be sent your course log-in information. Please allow for approximately 48 hour response time.

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This course qualifies for 2.5 continuing development hour (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

Please read the ‘Disclaimer, Release and Waiver’ carefully before registering for this course. By registering you agree to the terms and conditions set out below.

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DISCLAIMER, RELEASE AND WAIVER: The content of this program is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute a professional opinion, training or advice. The intent of this program is to provide an overview of the operation and maintenance procedures of a PV system generally. Operation and maintenance procedures will vary from site to site depending on the size and scale of your PV system. This program is intended to provide general guidance in order to educate individuals regarding the operation and maintenance of PV systems. All users are advised and encouraged to seek professional advice in connection with the specific needs of the user, and the program is not intended to replace the advice of a professional with regards to the operation and maintenance of PV systems. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (“TRCA”) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or advice contained in this program. No user of this program should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a professional. TRCA accepts and has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities suffered or incurred by anyone as a result of the program or any decision or action made on the basis of the program or any information or material presented in the program or referred to therein. User hereby releases TRCA from, and waives as against TRCA, any claims and demands a user may have arising from any such loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities.