Events & Training

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Available training categories:      In Class          Webinars          Online Courses

In Class

Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control Membership Renewal Fees

Renewal Process: For your convenience the TRCA now allows you to renew your CAN-CISEC membership online. Current Year (2017-2018).

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February 6, 2018
Erosion and Sediment Control for Contractors – Toronto, ON

The practice of erosion and sediment control (ESC) during construction is a critical component necessary for the protection of the natural environment including sensitive water bodies, terrestrial habitat and aquatic ecosystems. The success of any well designed ESC plan rests with the supervisors and individuals responsible for the installation and maintenance of the proposed ESC measures. Proper knowledge and training for these individuals is a key step toward improving industry practices.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the importance, and the rationale for good erosion and sediment control practices, an increased knowledge of the various types of best management or mitigation measures available and an increased awareness of the basic principles that are fundamental to good erosion and sediment control.

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March 1, 2018
One Day Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop – London, ON

The practice of erosion and sediment control (ESC) during construction is a critical component necessary for the protection of the natural environment including sensitive water bodies, terrestrial habitat and aquatic ecosystems. The success of any well designed ESC plan rests with the supervisors and individuals responsible for the installation and maintenance of the proposed ESC measures. Proper knowledge and training for these individuals is a key step toward improving industry practices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the importance, and the rationale for good erosion and sediment control, an increased knowledge of the various types of best management practices available, alternative options for dealing with problematic sites and key recommendations for protection of Low Impact Development (LID) practices.

Please click here for more information or to register.

 

March 7, 2018
Building Forward: How to Properly Construct Low Impact Development Stormwater Management – Mississauga, ON

Construction of LID practices involves techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. This course is for those involved in the design, construction and inspection of LID, whether it is in a large subdivision development or a small parking lot retrofit. Participants will be guided through each step of the LID construction process through to assumption/certification highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques.

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Multiple dates
Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) Course

The CISEC-Canada program was launched in the spring of 2011 as a partnership between TRCA and CISEC, Inc., out of Parker, Colorado.  The CISEC program was developed in 2005 and continues to be the leading certification program for inspectors in the U.S.  TRCA has partnered with CISEC, Inc. to provide a Canadian version of this highly respected program.

The CISEC-Canada Program consists of a 1.5 day training course, followed by an optional four-hour exam.

  • Level 1 exam is for those having less than two years of sediment and erosion control and/or storm water inspection experience seeking a CAN-CISEC In Training (IT) designation.
  • Level 2 exam is for existing CAN-CISEC IT registrants seeking to sit for the second portion of the IT exam, having now fulfilled all application qualifications.
  • Level 3 exam is for those having at least two years of sediment and erosion control and/or storm water inspection experience seeking a full CAN-CISEC designation.

The course is open to anyone, while registration for the Level 2 & 3 certification exam requires pre-approval by CISEC, Inc.  To be approved for the exam, participants must complete an application form illustrating that they have a minimum of two years experience related to erosion and sediment control inspections and have participated in at least one other ESC training initiative in the last four years.  Three letters of reference are also required.

February 14-15, 2018 – Burlington, ON
March 12-13, 2018 – Surrey, BC
March 13-14, 2018 – Calgary, AB

 

March 20, 2018
Practical Guidance on Inspecting and Maintaining Low Impact Development / Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Brampton, ON

A course to assist stormwater infrastructure asset managers, engineering and landscape design professionals and construction supervisors with designing and implementing inspection and maintenance plans for low impact development (LID) stormwater best management practices (BMPs).

Please click here for more information or to register.

 

March 20, 2018
Advanced LID Design: Bioretention Facilities Workshop – Brampton, ON

As bioretention is one type of LID measure that is designed to treat runoff from paved areas by using the natural properties of soil and vegetation to remove contaminants, water management practitioners need to be familiar with the ‘ins and outs’ of bioretention design including sizing and siting, inlet and outlet design, material specification, construction planning, as well as the associated lifecycle inspection and maintenance requirements that should be considered during the design process.

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March 21-22, 2018
TRIECA 2018 – Brampton, ON

Hosted by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association, TRIECA is an annual 2-day conference during which industry professionals share their expertise, challenges and experiences in the fields of innovative stormwater management and erosion and sediment control practices.

To register for the TRIECA Conference, please visit www.trieca.com

 

April 26, 2018
Low Impact Development Treatment Train Tool Workshop – London, ON

The Low Impact Development Treatment Train Tool (LIDTTT) provides preliminary water budget analysis (i.e. surface ET, surface runoff, infiltration to soil) and pollutant load removal estimates for pre- and post-development scenarios. The tool is built upon the open source EPA SWMM5 model providing a user-friendly interface for novice modelers and cross-compatibility with SWMM5 for further model development. The purpose of the tool is to analyze annual and event based runoff volumes and pollutant load removal by the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. The intent of this workshop is to provide an overview of Version 1.0 of the tool.

Please click here for more information or to register.

 

Multiple dates
Essentials of Salt Management Training

The Smart About Salt Council (SASC) has announced new dates for it’s award winning training.  This professional development opportunity is open to conscientious winter maintenance contractors, facility owners and operators, and others who are interested in winter safety, saving money and the environment.

Please click here to visit the SASC website for more information and to register.  There is also new online training available in both English and French.

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Webinar

February 22, 2018
An Introduction to the Low Impact Development Treatment Train Tool

The Low Impact Development (LID) Treatment Train Tool (TTT) is an exciting new open-source tool created to help developers, consultants, municipalities and landowners better understand, plan and implement sustainable stormwater practices. The tool can be used right from the conceptual-level planning stage of site development and retrofits for iterative design of LID placement and sizing. Utilizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s SWMM5 modelling engine for its core hydrology computations, its clean user-friendly interface targeted at non-modellers can run both event based and annual simulations with its output results pertaining specifically to design criteria: the water balance, volume control, peak flow, and load reductions for both total phosphorus and total suspended solids.

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April 19, 2018
Environmental Technology Verification (ETV): Understanding and interpreting the results of the new Oil Grit Separator Verifications

This webinar will provide an update on testing results of oil grit separators (OGS) that have been verified through the former Canadian ETV program and discuss how these verifications can and are being used by municipalities and other agencies as part of their approval processes. In particular, the webinar will review some of the decision support tools being used by municipalities and provinces to ensure consistent sizing of OGS and efficient review of submissions.

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June 14, 2018
Low Impact Development (LID) Performance in New Build Residential

CVC has been collecting performance data from two newly constructed residential subdivisions within the Credit River Watershed. These two sites utilize a variety of LID stormwater treatment and storage features throughout the subdivision to manage stormwater.  All season water quality and quantity monitoring data from Wychwood and Meadows in the Glen will be presented to demonstrate the performance capabilities of LIDs as the primary management feature or as treatment train, integrated within the stormwater infrastructure upstream of a traditional pond. Additionally, site specific assumption protocols developed for Meadow in the Glen will be presented to provide municipalities with tools to ensure LID features are performing to design standards prior to subdivision assumption.

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September 20, 2018
Planning and Design of Low Impact Development (LID)

This webinar will introduce and help orientate attendees with the revised, online Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide.  The guide was initially developed to provide engineers, ecologists and planners with up-to-date information and direction on landscape-based stormwater management practices; to support the continued health of streams, rivers, lakes, fisheries and terrestrial habitats across developed watersheds in Ontario. Contributions to the revised guide have been made by several conservation authorities, increasing the scope of the project to account for the priorities in different ecosystems and jurisdictions.

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October 18, 2018
Old Dog, New Tricks: Using the Drainage Act to get Low Impact Development (LID) into the Ground

This webinar will focus on an innovative, current application of the Drainage Act in a pre-developed urban area as it pertains to the inclusion of low impact drainage features within the Credit River Watershed.  From project initiation to preliminary reporting and dispute resolution mechanisms, the Drainage Act offers a transparent framework that can be used to successfully get projects into the ground.  Through the development of Assessment and Maintenance Schedules, the Drainage Act ensures that the cost of constructing and operating drainage works is funded by public and private users in perpetuity. Assessment and Maintenance schedules are transparent in their allocation of costs and rigorous in the methodology of their development, thereby minimizing opportunities for disagreement.

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November 22, 2018
Making LID inspection and maintenance (I&M) cheaper and easier by design

This webinar will provide an overview of the types of inspection and maintenance activities that need to be carried out on LID BMPs and will identify design considerations that can have a significant impact on long term operation needs and costs including inlet design, pre-treatment devices, monitoring wells, access routes and ports, planting plan design, plant selection, seasonal considerations and predictive approaches to optimizing routine work.  Additional recommendations will be presented to help practitioners streamline inspection and maintenance activities, optimize routine work and minimize program costs.

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Online anytime!
Previously Recorded Webinar: Clarifying TRCA Expectations for Detailed Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

Join TRCA planning ecologist, Maria Parish, for this one hour previously recorded webinar entitled: Clarifying TRCA Expectations for Detailed ESC Plans. In this webinar, you will hear about the approach and principles that TRCA is advocating with respect to ESC plans. You will learn about the components TRCA considers essential to a well designed plan and you will learn about key strategies that can be used on your next construction project, including those that may be situated within or near sensitive natural features and waterbodies. The presentation includes a review of good ESC plans from a local case study example.

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Creating More Absorbent Landscapes Through Soil Amendments

The way in which landscaped portions of urban environments are constructed and managed affects how absorbent they are to stormwater, in addition to the level of effort that will be required to re-establish and maintain healthy vegetation and the lifespan of the plantings. This previously recorded webinar presents recommended best practices and minimum standards for preserving and restoring healthy soil in landscaped areas during urban construction and will highlight current efforts underway to standardize soil specifications across Ontario.

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Implementing LID – The 10 Step Process 

During this previously recorded webinar you will learn the critical steps to implementing an LID project and how following these steps will contribute to project success. These 10 steps will streamline the process of implementing LID and help you avoid the common issues and pitfalls encountered in planning, designing, tendering, constructing, certifying and maintaining LID. You will learn what information and resources are needed to complete each step, and see real-world examples of LID projects that have followed this 10 step process for successful implementation

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Isolating In Water and Near Water Works 

This previously recorded webinar will help guide the planning and implementation of in-water works to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, policies and programs for Permit Applications under Regulation 166/06. Some examples of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) are also presented to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of in-water works. This includes construction projects in both lacustrine and riverine environments. A summary of ecological impacts of fish and wildlife habitat is high-lighted to stress the importance of effective isolation methods. Discussions also include monitoring requirements, and mitigation of impacts, should problems arise during construction, and how this may trigger a Permit Revision.

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Lessons Learned in LID Construction 

Low Impact Development (LID), an innovative stormwater management approach that treats, infiltrates, filters, and retains runoff at the source, is quickly becoming the new norm in Ontario. Construction of LID practices involves techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. In this webinar, experts share their experiences in constructing LID in Ontario and similar cold climate regions, and provide valuable lessons learned.

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Maintaining Stormwater Management Facilities – A How-To Guide

This previously recorded webinar provides a step-by-step guide to the cost-effective and timely planning and execution of sediment removal projects for stormwater management ponds and constructed wetlands. Topics covered include: (i) methods for sampling and measuring sediment and forecasting accumulation, (ii) project planning, including permitting and approvals, (iii) the latest techniques for sediment removal and drying, and (iv) sediment reuse and disposal options.

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Previously Recorded Webinar: Soil Risk Assessment Tool 

This previously recorded webinar provides a step-by-step overview of the Soil Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool. The SRA tool has been created to predict average annual soil loss from areas which have implemented a variety of ESC BMP measures. The SRA tool can be used by designers to both determine areas of high erosion risk on a construction site and to assess the efficiency of their proposed ESC plan at minimizing soil loss from a site. The output from the tool, or the tool itself could also be used by regulatory agencies as part of the review process for ESC plans.

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Use of Polyacrylamides to Reduce Erosion and Improve Water Quality

Anionic polyacrylamides (PAMs) are effectively used in erosion control, water clarification, mining, oil and gas, and pond-lake management applications. Anionic PAMs prevent erosion by facilitating agglomeration of soil particles, and remove suspended sediment, metals, and nutrients (i.e. inorganic phosphorus) from the water column through flocculation, resulting in improved water quality. In addition, anionic PAMs can be used in environmentally sensitive applications as they are non-toxic to aquatic organisms. This presentation will discuss multiple applications where anionic PAMs were used in conjunction with best management practices (BMPs) to prevent erosion and improve or maintain water quality in surrounding ponds, lakes, and streams. Specific applications will be the focus of this presentation and associated case studies including use of anionic PAMs for (1) demucking (pond clean out) and; (2) erosion control near riparian and ecologically sensitive areas (i.e. designated trout streams). An overview of the TRCA’s Anionic Polyacrylamide Application Guide for Urban Construction will also be provided.

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Online Courses

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E-learning Course: Introduction to Low Impact Development

This course has been developed to introduce participants to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). It is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices.

The course is comprised of four modules, the first discusses the evolution of stormwater management and the progression to LID. The next module introduces the principles of LID and non-structural site design strategies. Eleven LID practices are examined, providing general descriptions, special considerations and an overview of typical stormwater performance expectations in the third module. The final module explores the financial benefits of LID and introduces useful guides and tools that can be used to determine the costs of an LID project.

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

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.

It 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. This course is comprised of five modules that discuss 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.

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E-learning Course: Polymers for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control

This course has been developed to familiarize participants with the concepts of polymers and how they can be used for Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) on construction sites.

It is intended for developers, consultants, municipalities, landowners or anyone looking to learn about polymers and apply them for ESC. This course consists of six modules that discuss the basic concepts of polymers, soil stabilization with anionic polyacrylamide (PAM), PAM based stormwater clarification applications, additional PAM enhanced sediment controls, PAM assisted pond dredging, and anionic PAM application guidance for urban construction.

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E-learning Course: Introduction to Erosion Sediment Control 

This course has been developed to introduce participants to the concepts of Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC). It is intended for contractors, developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of erosion and sediment control concepts and best management practices. The course is comprised of eight modules and discusses the potential impacts of construction activities, ESC fundamentals, erosion control practices, sediment control practices, in-water and near water works, pollution prevention, winter preparedness and legislation.

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Ce cours est également disponible en français. Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations.

 

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Available training categories:      In Class          Webinars          Online Courses

In Class

Multiple dates
Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction

Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy, including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program. The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site. Held at the Living City Campus at Kortright, Vaughan.

Please click on the links below for more information and to register.

May 5, 2018
July 14, 2018
September 8, 2018
November 17, 2018

 

Multiple dates
Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes. Held at the Living City Campus at Kortright, Vaughan.

Please click on the links below for more information and to register.

May 6, 2018
July 15, 2018
September 9, 2018
November 18, 2018

 

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Online Courses

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E-learning Course: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

This free course is intended for anyone involved in day-to-day O&M of a PV system, or responsible for procuring services to conduct O&M on a PV system.  The life expectancy of a PV system is generally defined as 25 years or greater.  An effective O&M program will ensure that the system performance is optimized throughout its life, will maximize return on investment and will ensure safe and proper functioning of the system.

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E-learning Course: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Commissioning

This free course is intended for anyone interested in learning about the various activities involved in the comprehensive commissioning of grid-tied PV systems.   Those involved in procuring a PV system should have a clear understanding of what to look for in the commissioning process and in the commissioning report.   The course material will include examples of test procedures and check lists that can be adapted for specific application by those involved in the commissioning process.

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Available training categories:      Industry Events

Industry Events

Multiple dates
Design and Construction Best Practices for Interlocking Concrete Pavements and Retaining Walls

Unilock is hosting free commercial construction education workshops that will feature new products for 2018 as well as other displays and presentations. Please click on the links below to register on the Unilock website.

February 7, 2018 – Mississauga
February 22, 2018 – Burlington
March 1, 2018 – Ottawa

 

Ongoing
Green Technology Webinar Series

Join us for our Green Technology Webinars brought to you by the Clinton Climate Initiative and Partners in Project Green. These 45-minute webinar sessions bring manufacturers of the latest green building technologies to the comfort of your office and offer an opportunity to learn about the latest in building technologies, while providing a format to ask questions and discover the right solutions for your operations.

Click here for more information on the Partners in Project Green website.

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