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​​​​Low Impact Development Training, Workshops & Events

Our qualified staff provide technical assistance and guidance on Low Impact Development (LID) techniques through coordinated training, workshops and events.

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority works with other leaders in sustainability and funding partners to host training courses and workshops that offer an overview of Low Impact Development Technology.

Workshop Series (Low Impact Development)

Who should attend: Developers, Consultant Engineers & Municipal Planners

LSRCA coordinates workshops with municipalities in the Lake Simcoe watershed to engage them in discussions about Low Impact Development approaches to stormwater management. Municipal planners, engineers and operations staff will learn about the benefits and challenges of implementing LID and examine opportunities to incorporate LID projects in municipal capital development plans. If you work for a municipality in the Lake Simcoe watershed and would like to host a workshop, please contact Steve Auger.

Technical Training (Low Impact Development)

Who should attend: Developers, Land Use Planners & Engineers

LSRCA collaborates with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation to provide technical training on the design and construction of LID features. Developers, land use planners and engineers with a moderate understanding of stormwater management will receive guidance on how to successfully complete LID projects: from desktop analysis, through design, construction, and maintenance. Courses are offered periodically. Future dates and direction on how to register will be available on this website as the information becomes available.

Upcoming Sessions

Learn to Construct LID – Newmarket

Join us on Friday, June 22 for an LID training event in Newmarket. Low Impact Development (LID) is a new approach to managing stormwater runoff on a site. Municipalities are now using LID features to manage stormwater runoff to help mitigate potential flooding issues.

Workshop Details

June 22, 2018 – 8:30am to 4:15pm
Magna Centre: Multi-Purpose Room #1, 800 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C1
Instructors: Steve AugerKyle Vander LindenBrook Piotrowski, guest contractors
Registration closes at noon on June 15th.

Course Description

Traditional stormwater management methods are expensive to build and maintain. That's why municipalities and developers are shifting to low impact development (LID) techniques, a cost effective way to better manager stormwater runoff on site. Constructing LIDs require different methods and specifications than traditional stormwater management techniques. When these are followed, long-term LID maintenance and repair costs are greatly reduced. In this workshop, local conservation authorities will share technical expertise and experience to help you learn how to construct LIDs effectively.  Topics in the workshop include:​
  1. LID common practices and materials
  2. How to respond to tender documents
  3. Verification of siting and LID practice design
  4. Mobilization and sequencing
  5. Material storage
  6. Erosion and sediment control
  7. How to construct LID
  8. Finish grading
  9. Stabilization and overwintering
  10. Permanent vegetation establishment

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the management of construction projects including: Estimators, Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Assistant Superintendents, Superintendents, Sub-contractors, Field Engineers, and Site Inspectors.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify how LID construction differs from construction of a conventional stormwater management site.
  2. Understand how drawing details in concert with effective implementation coordination for timing and materials during construction are critical to the success of LID features.
  3. Be aware of common LID construction pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  4. Appreciate roles and responsibilities of the LID construction team members.
  5. Understand LID construction considerations from mass grading through final assumption.
  6. Know the common methods for constructing LID practices and specifying their materials.
  7. Effectively stabilize and establish vegetated stormwater management practices.

Additional Information:

Breakfast, refreshments, lunch and the course manual will be provided. If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact Victoria Kring at

This workshop is brought to you by STEP​, a multi-agency initiative by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto Region Conservation. STEP was developed to support broader implementation of sustainable technologies and practices within a Canadian context.