Virtual Info session
Virtual Info session

02.04.2021

Trout Unlimited Niagara Chapter Hosts Virtual Workshop on Watershed Management Innovation

On Thursday, January 28, the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) hosted a virtual workshop “Innovations in Watershed Management: Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID) for Watershed Management” presented by the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) Water partnership.

Special guests included Phil James and Kyle Vander Linden from Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Tim Van Seters from Toronto Region Conservation Authority, with introductions made by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority CAO-Secretary Treasurer, Chandra Sharma.

The evening featured presentations on the importance of green infrastructure as an approach to water management that reduces stress on aging infrastructure, builds resiliency, optimizes water and wastewater treatment costs, and ultimately improves watershed health and the local economy.

Case studies of green infrastructure and Low Impact Development across Ontario were showcased with discussions on the importance of adopting GI practices in all watersheds, and the existing legislation, planning and policy that supports LID.

To access workshop resources:

Intro to Low Impact Development Presentation Slide-Deck and Recording

To access more resources and training on LID:

STEP Events and Training

STEP Stormwater Management Resource Library

STEP LID Planning and Design Guide

Aggregated Communal Stormwater Design