TRIECA Pre-Conference Training – Erosion Control for LID Practices: the Secrets to Successful Design and Installation @ Pearson Convention Center
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course description

Erosion control can be a challenge even on an easy site, but protecting Low Impact Development (LID) practices, which are designed to infiltrate or filter stormwater for more than 30 years, requires an ESC plan on steroids. The secret to success starts with an effective design that is communicated through a plan set and specifications that clearly define what will be required during construction and throughout the life of the LID practice. Once construction starts, communication and adaptability are the keys to meeting the unique needs of that development during mass grading, street and utility installation, building construction, final excavation and construction of the practice. For some practices it ends there, but for most LID’s we must more thoroughly address construction sequencing, performance testing, vegetation establishment and maintenance, and long term operations and maintenance for years to come.

This course will focus on understanding the difference between traditional stormwater practices and LID practices in new development from mass grading to final stabilization and certification, as well as retrofit projects from subwatershed analysis through concept development and final installation. We will also develop ESC plans for successfully installed new development and retrofit.

TRIECA Conference @ Pearson Convention Center
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) present the annual TRIECA Conference – Canada’s premier stormwater and erosion and sediment control conference, bringing together leading experts, influencers and distinguished research partners. Register today!

Grey to Green Conference @ Holiday Inn Yorkdale
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
Grey to Green Conference @ Holiday Inn Yorkdale

Grey to Green is taking place in Toronto on April 4 & 5 and will highlight new policy, design practices, and innovative products in the green infrastructure sector.”

Key dates:

December 3, 2018 Call for Proposals Deadline – last day to submit a presentation.

January 25, 2019 – Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline – prices go up on January 26th.

January 2019 – Registration Opens

62nd Ontario Professional Foresters Association Conference and AGM
May 7 – May 9 all-day

The theme for the 2019 OPFA conference is “The realities of foresters managing competing objectives”.

Additional details on the upcoming conference and AGM will be updated as they become available.

Canadian Water Network – Blue Cities Conference @ Delta Toronto Hotel
May 7 – May 8 all-day

“Embracing change in water management”

Sessions will include topics such as asset management data and climate change resiliency.

Early bird deadline ends March 1, 2019! Get your tickets here.

Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium @ Room 140, Instructional Centre (IB 140) - University of Toronto Mississauga
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium @ Room 140, Instructional Centre (IB 140) - University of Toronto Mississauga

Join Us for A Day Discussing Urban Green Infrastructure!

This symposium brings together leaders in our community and world experts to discuss planning for urban green infrastructure, examine on-going projects across the GTA, and consider how to engage diverse communities in green infrastructure initiatives.  The event seeks to identify ways in which the university, government, non-governmental organizations can work together to incorporate green infrastructure into our urban systems.

Speaker Biographies

A light breakfast, lunch and coffee break refreshments will be provided.

Questions?  Please contact Sanya Wedemiergraham


May 24, 2019
Room 140, Instructional Center (IB 140)
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga ON L5L 1C6

Parking is free for the symposium in Parking lots P8.
Map and directions

Attendance is free. Registration is required.
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