Introducing the 2021 STEP Water Webinar Series

A series of 13 FREE webinars delivered by industry experts, and focused on a range of
topics in green stormwater infrastructure and erosion management.

Professional Development Training

Register today for training courses led by conservation authority staff members and industry professionals with experience designing, constructing, maintaining and monitoring sustainable technologies in Canada.

Click here to download STEP’s training pamphlet for general information.

Renew your full CISEC membership or your CISEC-IT membership. Members of IECA, Landscape Ontario, and AORS are eligible for discounts on some courses.

Please contact examination@cisecinc.org for more information or visit cisecinc.org to find out about upcoming online courses and exams.

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Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Registration for this webinar has closed. If you would still like to attend please contact Amanda Slaght at amanda.slaght@cvc.ca. Abstract The presentation will explore a new system-wide approach to Stormwater Management (SWM). Given the major[...]
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract The Town of Oakville owns a significant amount of land within the valley corridors of Bronte Creek and Sixteen Mile Creek. These watercourses are confined systems within shale bedrock and high valley walls prone[...]
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Low impact approaches to managing stormwater runoff are highly customizable and can be tailored to the opportunities and constraints unique to an individual site. But the persistent question remains “do they work”? To this[...]
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract This webinar summarizes the efforts of four organizations—the cities of Kitchener, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Credit Valley Conservation—to build a compelling business case for wide-scale GSI implementation. Each has financial, environmental, and social reasons for[...]
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract What are the challenges and solutions to coastal erosion in Canada, and what we can learn from case studies across North America? How can improved erosion control practices bring about economic, environmental and community[...]
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Conventional pollutants in stormwater include total suspended solids (TSS), nutrients, and heavy metals, but increasingly, attention has been drawn to emerging pollutants such as microplastics and trace organic chemicals associated with household or industrial[...]
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract The Fletchers Creek Sustainable Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP) was endorsed by Brampton City Council and CVC Board of Directors in 2019. The plan aims to bring together local residents and community leaders to make[...]
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Green Streets enhance the City’s right-of-way through the implementation of Green Infrastructure (GI), such as permeable pavers, storm water tree pits, and bioretention facilities. Maintenance and operations of GI assets is critical to enable[...]
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Tree pit systems integrate common street trees with stormwater management as a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional “end of pipe” practices in achieving volume control and nutrient reduction, as well as providing uncompacted[...]
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract The Ontario government’s Flood Strategy includes recommendations to further enhance natural hazard policies in the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and to update existing technical guidelines. As flooding and erosion hazards are inextricably linked,[...]
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Integrating nature based solutions into urban infrastructure has become an important policy objective to mitigate climate change impacts and make a more resilient urban landscape. However urban waterfront sites present several challenges which require[...]
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract Over the past few years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has installed five successful rain gardens at schools within the Credit River watershed and has received numerous requests from schools, teachers, and parents for additional[...]
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
Abstract The LID Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide Wiki was launched in March 2019 as a joint initiative of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Developed[...]

Register for any two live or pre-recorded webinars and select a third webinar for free. Use coupon code B2GOFWEB (must have 3 webinars in cart for coupon code to apply).

 

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Dual-Benefit, Unique Approach for Lake Protection: Harvesting Stormwater Restores Shields Lake

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Rainwater harvesting



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Climate Change: Current and Future Impacts on Erosive Rainfall in Calgary, Alberta

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Climate change resilience



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Building Climate Change Resiliency in Intensifying Neighbourhoods

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Climate change resilience



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Skimmer Basins 101

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Erosion and sediment controlWater quality



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Optimizing Your Temporary Sediment Basin

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Erosion and sediment control



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Making urban landscapes more absorbent to stormwater

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Bioretention



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So, It Rained a Meter, Now What?

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Watershed planning



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Green Infrastructure Standards Development and Soil Cell Evaluation

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Soil cells



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New Standards Help Build Resiliency Against Flooding

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Watershed planning



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The Ups and Downs of Using Wood in Stream Restoration

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Natural channel design



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Groundwater Sapping: An Under-appreciated Driver of Slope Instability with Important Implications for Erosion Control in the Valleys of Southern Ontario

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Post Storm Monitoring: A Flood Risk Analysis Network (FRANk) Discussion

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Erosion and sediment control



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Performance of Mature Bioretention

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Bioretention



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Effect of Soil Type and Static versus Dynamic Design Approaches on LID Facility Size and Cost

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Low impact development



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Down to Earth: Overcoming Obstacles Specifying and Approving Soils for Use within LID

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Low impact development



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Anionic PAM: Correct Usage and Application

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Erosion and sediment control



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Taking a Communal “One Water” Approach to Retrofitting Existing Commercial and Industrial Lands in the Southdown District of Mississauga

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Low impact development



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The Onondaga County Save the Rain Program

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BioretentionGreen roofsLow impact developmentRainwater harvesting



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The LID Life-Cycle Costing Tool: How it Works, How to Use It, and How to Contribute to its Accuracy

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Low impact development



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An Integrated Geomorphic, Hydraulic and Ecological Assessment of Dam Decommissioning along the Thames River in London, Ontario

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Five Fundamentals for Successful Stabilization and Revegetation of Disturbed Land Sites – Recent Case Studies

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Erosion and sediment controlProtecting and Restoring Natural Features



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Ground Source Cooling of Stormwater Pond Outflows: New Research on a Cost and Space Efficient Method to Mitigate the Thermal Impacts of Stormwater Ponds on Aquatic Life

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Stormwater management pondsThermal mitigation



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Where Did All the Concrete Go?

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Erosion and sediment controlNatural channel design



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Subwatershed-Wide Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Pilot Project for Stormwater Infrastructure

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Conventional stormwater managementLow impact development



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A Method to Analyze Stormwater Controls and Meet MECP Criteria for New Development

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Low impact development



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Using the Drainage Act to implement green infrastructure on private property in urban areas to meet the stormwater management criteria

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Low impact development



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MECP’s Stormwater Consolidated Permissions Framework

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Conventional stormwater managementStormwater management ponds



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The Latest on ESC Standards and Related Research

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Erosion and sediment control



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Measuring Turbidity in Support of Erosion and Sediment Control Monitoring: When, Where, How, and Why?

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Erosion and sediment controlWater quality



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Application of Geotextiles in Civil Engineering

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Erosion and sediment control



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New Success Stories on Stormwater Management (SWM) Pond Sediment Reuse Approvals

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Stormwater management ponds



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MECP’s New On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation

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Erosion and sediment controlHealthy soils



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How Well Can Heat Pumps Work For You? ASHP and GAHP

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Energy Conservation



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Rain City Strategy: An Innovative Rainwater Management Plan for the City of Vancouver

2020   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionClimate change resilienceEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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Urban Communal Stormwater Systems on Private Property

P. James,  A. Bhatti  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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Beating the Green Infrastructure Cost Crunch

K. Vander Linden  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSwales and ditches



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Grading, Drainage and Green Infrastructure

J. Hill  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachGreen roofsLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and developmentSwales and ditches



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Stormwater and LID Field Monitoring Lessons Learned

J. Wiedrick,  S. Wilson  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionConventional stormwater managementInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentPermeable pavementStormwater management pondsWater quality



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Introduction to Construction Site Turbidity Monitoring

L. Rocha  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachErosion and sediment controlPollution PreventionWater quality



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Insights from Researchers: Enhancing Runoff Reduction using LID

S. Spraakman  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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Highway Stormwater Runoff Quality: Investigation of Improved Operational, Predictive and Treatment Approaches for Winter Maintenance

B. Trenouth  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Cold climate researchEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlLow impact developmentPlanning and developmentProtecting and Restoring Natural FeaturesSalt managementWater quality



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Winter De-icing Operations in Urban Watersheds: Development of a Temperature-Index Based Water Quantity Model

B. Trenouth  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Conventional stormwater managementEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlSalt managementWater qualityWatershed planning



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Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring: a How-To Guide

L. Murison,  J. Siwierski  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachErosion and sediment controlLow impact development



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Old Dog, New Tricks: Using the Drainage Act to get Low Impact Development into the Ground

B. Trenouth,  S. Malloy  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachErosion and sediment controlLow impact developmentWater conservation



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Making Low Impact Development Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Cheaper and Easier by Design

D. Young  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact development







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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

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Renewable EnergySolar



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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Commissioning

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Renewable EnergySolar



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Introduction to the Low Impact Treatment Train Tool – Video

Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation,  Toronto and Region Conservation  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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Best Practices for LID Implementation – Video

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Toronto and Region Conservation  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and development



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Percolation Test-Measurement and Recording Procedures – Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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How to Install Shallow and Deep Monitoring Wells – Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachInspection and maintenanceLow impact development



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How to Set up and Use a Guelph Permeameter – Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentPlanning and development



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Inspection and Maintenance Best Practices for Permeable Pavements – Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentPermeable pavementSalt management



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LID Treatment Train Tool Video Tutorial – Using impervious: pervious ratio guidance for sizing LIDs

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionGreen roofsLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementRainwater harvestingSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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Integrating Low Impact Development into Stormwater Asset Management Programs (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachGreen roofsLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditches



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Piecing it Together: Monitoring LID to Inform Performance (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2019   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachLow impact developmentSwales and ditchesWater conservationWater quality



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L’introduction au contrôle de l’érosion et des sédiments

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2016   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Construction sediment control pondsEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlPollution PreventionPolymers



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Design Infiltration Rate for LID (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachHealthy soilsLow impact developmentPlanning and developmentWater conservation



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Building Forward: Preparing for Low Impact Development Construction (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2018   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Education and outreachLow impact developmentPlanning and developmentWater conservationWater quality



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Introduction to Erosion Sediment Control

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2015   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Construction sediment control pondsEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlPollution PreventionPolymers



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Polymers for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2014   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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Construction sediment control pondsEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlPollution PreventionPolymers



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Design of Infiltration Practices: Low Impact Development Technical Training

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2014   |   Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionCold climate researchEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditches