Webinar: Beating the Green Infrastructure Cost Crunch

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October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Online Webinar
$25 - $49
Victoria Kring

As this is an ongoing project, the following webinar will provide an update on the approach, status, challenges and lessons learned. If you’re conducting a similar project or will be, this is a great opportunity to compare notes and ask pertinent questions.

Over the last 2 years significant debate has arisen around the cost of green infrastructure (GI) in Ontario. Movement towards Provincial runoff volume retention targets and requirements for improved asset management planning has led to municipal and conservation authority staff taking a closer a look at green infrastructure cost. At the same time, wide scale adoption of green infrastructure has not taken place yet. Demonstration sites have not been replicated on mass and adoption barriers are tied directly to higher upfront costs and poor payback period for private property owners even with a stormwater credit in place.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and its STEP partners are focusing on improving the business case for green infrastructure by building economies of scale. CVC’s efforts focus on looking at private property aggregation for communal green infrastructure design using the Drainage Act (DA) that helps support the larger municipal stormwater management system. A cost comparison will be conducted between the communal GI design on private property with a conventional stormwater system design on public lands meeting the same level of service for a 35 Ha site and then 500 Ha block to see if cost efficiencies can be found and how savings can be distributed to improve payback period for GI.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the unique approaches to communal GI design on aggregated private property
2) Learn about processes for conducting cost comparisons inclusive of co-benefits and cost data collection
3) Discuss the challenges and lessons learned in conducting such a project

Instructor: Kyle Vander Linden

Additional information:

IECALandscape Ontario, and AORS members are eligible for discounts. To register at this discounted price please contact Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca and provide your member ID for membership confirmation.

Are you viewing this webinar with a group? You can add additional viewing attendees to your order, provided you are all viewing in the same location. Additional attendees qualify for a reduced registration fee of only $25!

OFFER! With the purchase of any two LIVE or PRE-RECORDED webinars, receive FREE access to a third webinar of choice. Email proof of purchase (e.g. your email receipt) to Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca along with the title of the additional webinar you would like access to.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Victoria Kring at Victoria.Kring@trca.ca

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

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