LID Technologies

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A low-impact development (LID) design approach is defined as a combination of hydrologically functional site design with pollution prevention measures to compensate for land development impacts on hydrology and water quality. This course will provide an overview and introduction into the philosophy, objectives, various design approaches, economic and environmental benefits, and management practices of low-impact development. Specifically, this course will demonstrate how to develop land and maintain the pre-development hydrologic regime by using current structural and non-structural storm water management technological approaches. (Fundamental – 2 hours).


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Comprehend the economic, environmental, and watershed protection limitations of conventional storm water management.
• Comprehend the new philosophies and paradigms, principles and practices of LID watershed management.
• Realize the economic and environmental benefits of LID approaches.
• Accurately assess the application of this new technology to meet the requirements and objectives of federal and state storm water objectives.
• Comprehend design, construction, management and maintenance practices associated with LID BMP measures.


Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
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