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