Practical Guidance on Inspecting and Maintaining Low Impact Development / Green Stormwater Infrastructure

March 20, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles Avenue East, Brampton, ON
Instructors: Dean Young and Kyle Vander Linden

Course description

Operationalizing a low impact development (LID) approach to stormwater management requires municipalities and property managers to develop their capacity to inspect and maintain best management practices (BMPs) that most have little or no experience with. To assist with this challenge guidance has been developed to help designers, managers and inspectors of stormwater infrastructure develop efficient and effective LID inspection and maintenance programs and practical tools for implementation.

Who should attend?

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). Participants will learn about the recommended framework of inspection types, visual and testing indicators, maintenance tasks, techniques and frequencies and will gain insight into available tools to estimate the inspection and maintenance costs of LID BMPs over their operating life cycle. Experienced instructors will also impart valuable lessons learned from Ontario case studies and life cycle cost comparisons for each type of LID BMP.

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.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

1. Critical components and considerations in developing an efficient and effective LID stormwater infrastructure inspection
and maintenance program
2. Tips for making LID inspection and maintenance cheaper and easier by design
3. The recommended framework of inspection types, indicators and tests to use over a typical LID BMP life cycle, including standard protocols and test methods
4. BMP-specific guidance on inspection, testing and maintenance tasks, frequencies and structural repairs/rehabilitation

Additional Information:

IECA and Landscape Ontario members, and Association of Ontario Road Supervisors are eligible to receive a discount on registration. To register at this discounted price please contact Alanna Fair at and provide membership ID for membership confirmation.

If purchased with a TRIECA 2018 Conference pass (1 or 2 day), use voucher code “TRIECAWRKSHP” to receive a 10% discount off the course fees.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact Alanna Fair at

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001