Piecing it Together: Monitoring LID to Inform Performance E-Learning Course

This is a free course!  Online anytime!
Estimated time requirement: 1 hour
Please note that it may take up to 24-48 hours to receive a response to this course.  
Produced through the Climate Change Adaptation Platform, with support from Natural Resources Canada.

Course Description

To assess the performance of stormwater management or low impact development practices, some degree of in-field monitoring is required. This can include simple to complex activities depending on the questions you are trying to answer about your practice. This self-directed
e-learning course will introduce participants to why and how stormwater or low impact development features are monitored. Using a bioswale as an example, participants can select various components of the feature to learn more information, as well as four common types of monitoring. While this module uses a bioswale as an example, concepts could be applied to other LID features.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the key components of a bioswale, and what can and should be monitored to determine performance.
  2. Introduction to different types of monitoring (assumption, compliance, performance and adaptive).
  3. Understand how monitoring informs key questions such as site design, function, lifecycle, etc.

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.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca

This course qualifies for 1 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.