This seminar focuses on the past experiences, current practice and implications of multidisciplinary approach of stormwater management and land use, their relationship with development and redevelopment as well as the legal issues involved.
- Course Outline
The continuing changes in the planning, design and implementation of stormwater management have great impact on the economy of planning land development and redevelopment. Watershed and subwatershed strategies, recognized as the planning mechanism along with an understanding of the overall budget/balance approach, provide a holistic approach to manage the resources of a watershed on an ecosystem basis. Maintenance of the stream ecosystem rests in the understanding of the water budget and on stream flow management practices that protect the physical processes which in turn influence the biological systems. Planning and design of stormwater management practices now must include considerations for public safety and health concerns in connection with flooding, soil erosion and water quality with the protection and sustainability of the natural systems within the framework of a watershed strategy. Also, because budget decisions under the municipal planning process can significantly impact the quality and quantity of water, the strategy has been integrated with the municipal planning process. This seminar focuses on the past experiences, current practice and implications of multidisciplinary approach of stormwater management and land use, their relationship with development and redevelopment as well as the legal issues involved. This seminar will give you comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of stormwater management integrated into land development.
Objective To assist participants to include stormwater management considerations into the land use planning process at early and appropriate stages for greater efficiency and economy.
Who Should Attend Watershed managers, municipal engineers, planners, land developers, designers, consulting engineers, regulatory agency personnel, site engineers, inspectors, biologists, development and design technicians and technologists, and special interest groups with responsibilities for managing urban streams.
Chairperson: Ivan Lorant, P.Eng., Lorant Consulting Limited
Registration And Coffee
Welcome And Introduction
Why Watershed Planning Is Necessary?
• How is the plan prepared
• How its goals are set: groundwater, surface water, fisheries,
natural environment, and flooding.
• How it is monitored and updated
Watershed And Subwatershed Planning
• Environmental resource evaluation
• Integrated watershed management, goals, costs and
• Hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology
• Implementation of watershed plans
Refreshments And Networking
Groundwater Resource Management - Problems, Concerns
Nasrat Hijaz, TDA Associates
• Implementation of an ecosystem philosophy
• Fundamentals of hydrogeology
• Considerations for groundwater recharge and discharge
• Groundwater quality indicators
• Groundwater quality protection for intended use
• Wellhead protection programs
Integration of watershed and subwatershed
Planning with land development
Implementation Of The Plan
• Regulatory issues
• Plan approval
Refreshments And Networking
Monitoring And Updating
• Flow issues
• Water quality
• Stormwater management facilities
Harry Dahme, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Past and current stormwater quantity and quality current legal decisions on development and redevelopment issues
Municipal liabilities with respect to maintenance of the infrastructure
Refreshments and Networking
Why Stormwater Management Is Necessary?
• Stormwater quantity and quality
• Erosion and sediment control
• Stream morphology
• Water balance
Stormwater Management Practices Manual - Planning
• Review latest trends
• Ontario Stormwater Management Practices (SWMP) Manual
• Successes and failures of current practices
New Developments In Stormwater Quality Management
• Needs for Innovative Technologies
• Implementation and Monitoring
• Examples (Canada and International)
Stormwater Issues In Redevelopment
• Objectives, constraints and opportunities
• Case studies
Introduction To Workshop Case Study
Will present a land development case study for which a watershed plan is in place. Participants will form small groups and assume the role of the developer, consultant, municipal official and regulator etc. to deal with the case study project. They will follow the government agency plan review process, their focus, coordination, conflicts, overlaps, delays and how they can be avoided. Experience of miscellaneous complaints by citizens regarding SWM, drainage, grading etc. will be discussed.
Refreshments will be available during the workshop
Presentations from Workshops
A representative from each group will present the decision of the group to approve or disapprove the plan and give reasons for it. Discussion will move on to the floor.
Technical SWM Facility Design
Hands-On Calculations under instructor guidance
Operations and Maintenance
Cost And Benefits for Land Developer
David Waters, City of Brampton
• Timely incorporation of watershed/subwatershed goals in
• Compliance with requirements for early approval
• Case study
Refreshments and Networking
Stormwater Management Practices in The Future
A peep into the crystal ball
Concluding Remarks And Final Adjournment
After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
- Avoid costly delays by familiarizing yourself with watershed and sub-watershed strategies so you can benefit from early integrated planning for land use, water management, and environmental
- Identify and pinpoint storm water problems having gained from the experiences of others at the seminar
- Make your operations more cost effective with your knowledge about the water budget and environmental issues
- Mitigate the impact of development on the receiving watercourses employing the stormwater management objectives of the municipal planning process learnt from specialists
- Use innovative technologies that can assist you in effective stormwater management
- Increase your diligence with your awareness of the legal liabilities
- Apply your understanding of natural channel system within a watershed and ecosystem context
- Recognize jurisdictions of the various government agencies involved in the approval process
- Reduce cost by gaining insight into the balancing required between implementing the best management practices and cost to developers
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.5 CEUs / 15 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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