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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.
Program Outline
Day I
Chairperson: Ivan Lorant, P.Eng., Lorant Consulting Limited
Registration And Coffee

Welcome And Introduction

Why Watershed Planning Is Necessary? 
Ivan Lorant
• How is the plan prepared
• How its goals are set: groundwater, surface water, fisheries,
  natural environment, and flooding.
• How it is monitored and updated

Stretch Break

Watershed And Subwatershed Planning
Ivan Lorant
• 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
And Opportunities
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


Planning Process
Ivan Lorant
Integration of watershed and subwatershed
Planning with land development

Stretch Break

Implementation Of The Plan
Ivan Lorant
• Regulatory issues
• Plan approval

Refreshments And Networking

Monitoring And Updating
Ivan Lorant
• Flow issues
• Water quality
• Stormwater management facilities


Day II
Legal Issues
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?
Ivan Lorant
• Stormwater quantity and quality
• Erosion and sediment control
• Stream morphology
• Water balance

Stormwater Management Practices Manual - Planning
And Design
Ivan Lorant
• Review latest trends
• Ontario Stormwater Management Practices (SWMP) Manual
• Successes and failures of current practices


New Developments In Stormwater Quality Management
Ivan Lorant
• Needs for Innovative Technologies
• Implementation and Monitoring
• Examples (Canada and International)

Stretch Break

Stormwater Issues In Redevelopment
Ivan Lorant
• Objectives, constraints and opportunities
• Alternatives
• 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.

Concurrent Workshops
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
Ivan Lorant
Hands-On Calculations under instructor guidance

Stretch Break

Operations and Maintenance
Ivan Lorant               
Cost And Benefits for Land Developer
David Waters, City of Brampton
• Timely incorporation of watershed/subwatershed goals in
  subdivision plans
• Compliance with requirements for early approval
• Case study

Refreshments and Networking
Stormwater Management Practices in The Future
Ivan Lorant
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
  • protection
  • 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

Certificates offered

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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