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About the Workshop

On June 18 and 19, 2018, Ryerson Urban Water will host the "Implementing Green Infrastructure: Building a Community of Practice" workshop. This workshop aims to advance green infrastructure and low impact development (LID) by gathering interdisciplinary groups to collaborate and resolve obstacles to implementation. Learn more

Why attend?

Share your knowledge and collaborate with interdisciplinary groups to resolve main green infrastructure challenges

Explore the latest requirements and targets being delivered by provincial authorities, conservation authorities and municipalities

Participate in a dialogue across disciplines that brings together landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, researchers, and developers to resolve green infrastructure impediments

Connect with experts and members of the ecosystem

Uptake on LID has been slow, despite endorsement from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). This workshop will help MOECC raise awareness about the imminent release of Ministry guidelines and targets.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is updating the Building Code and incorporating guidelines on green roofs and other LID technologies. Developers and municipal staff will require increased understanding of LID.

Conservation Authorities are considering exercising stronger regulatory powers. For example, in January 2018 Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority will be enacting requirements for net zero Phosphorus discharge with an offsetting program for industry. Furthermore, stormwater guidelines will be introduced for 90% or 25 mm stormwater management per site. Developers in these jurisdictions will experience increased requirements. 

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