Introducing the 2021 STEP Water Webinar Series

A series of 13 FREE webinars delivered by industry experts, and focused on a range of
topics in green stormwater infrastructure and erosion management.

Professional Development Training

Register today for training courses led by conservation authority staff members and industry professionals with experience designing, constructing, maintaining and monitoring sustainable technologies in Canada.

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Sep
30
Thu
Tree Pit Systems for Sustainable Stormwater Management
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

STEP Webinar Series 2021

Abstract

Tree pit systems integrate common street trees with stormwater management as a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional "end of pipe" practices in achieving volume control and nutrient reduction, as well as providing uncompacted soil for healthy and vigorous tree growth, while maintaining pavement support. Municipal and regulatory authorities encourage low impact development (LID) techniques to replicate pre-development conditions and mitigate the negative impact of land development and surface paving.

Tree pit systems are well suited for residential, and commercial construction; parking lots; sidewalks and streetscapes; plazas, and; retrofit situations where stormwater conveyance is inefficient or ineffective due to aged or faulty infrastructure. Tree pit systems typically combine a precast concrete frame with an engineered soil (media) designed to collect, infiltrate and "treat"stormwater through physical, biological and chemical processes. Since trees have the ability to utilize soluble fractions of nutrients in stormwater runoff such as phosphorous, nitrogen, and metals, as well as provide supplemental irrigation for the trees during periods of drought, stormwater could be considered a resource versus a waste product.

Careful and deliberate consideration in formulating and engineering the media that comprises the tree root space must take into account the geology of existing native soils, water table, utilities, building foundations, etc. The media must be designed to bear the mechanical compaction necessary to support the weight of overlying paved surfaces as to prevent settling or subsidence without altering water holding capacity and oxygen exchange. This same media must provide other necessary properties for both trees and roots to acclimate, survive, and sustain vigorous growth.

 

Space is limited. For additional information, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca.

This webinar is part of the STEP Water 2021 Webinar Series.

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Oct
21
Thu
Under Our Feet and On the Horizon: A Two Decade Review Erosion Hazard Assessment in Ontario
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

STEP Webinar Series 2021

Abstract

The Ontario government’s Flood Strategy includes recommendations to further enhance natural hazard policies in the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and to update existing technical guidelines. As flooding and erosion hazards are inextricably linked, this is an important opportunity to update the associated technical guidelines for erosion hazard assessment after over two decades of service. The 2002 flooding and erosion hazard guidelines were prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) to assist the public and planning authorities, such as municipalities and conservation authorities, with an explanation of the Natural Hazards Policies (3.1) of the PPS of the Planning Act starting in 1996. They were also referenced under the Adaptive Management of Stream Corridors in Ontario publication and in the PPS updates in 2005 and 2014. The Geomorphology Subcommittee for Professional Geoscientists Ontario has reviewed the erosion hazard guidelines and has submitted letters to MNRF recommending updates to address specific technical issues; general scientific and technological advancement; and guiding principles for policy application. An essential topic to be emphasized is climate change risk. This presentation will communicate these recommendations more broadly to industry as MNRF begins the guideline update process in 2021. Some of the gaps in the existing guidelines will also be highlighted based on recent initiatives by Credit Valley Conservation to provided guidance on vertical scour analysis and instream erosion thresholds for stream and river channels.

 

Space is limited. For additional information, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca.

This webinar is part of the STEP Water 2021 Webinar Series.

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Nov
4
Thu
Integrating Green Infrastructure in Constrained Urban Sites
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

STEP Webinar Series 2021

Abstract

Integrating nature based solutions into urban infrastructure has become an important policy objective to mitigate climate change impacts and make a more resilient urban landscape. However urban waterfront sites present several challenges which require creative solutions and revised standards. Drawing from examples of streetscape designs and an implemented pilot project on Toronto’s waterfront, the presentation will explore the many challenges of integrating green infrastructure and Low Impact Development (LID) principles into highly constrained and regulated urban environments.

 

Space is limited. For additional information, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca.

This webinar is part of the STEP Water 2021 Webinar Series.

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Nov
25
Thu
Students for Stormwater: An Aggregated Approach to School Rain Garden Implementation - Where We Are and Lessons Learned
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

STEP Webinar Series 2021

Abstract

Over the past few years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has installed five successful rain gardens at schools within the Credit River watershed and has received numerous requests from schools, teachers, and parents for additional rain gardens. Instead of approaching each school request as its own project, CVC decided to capitalize on cost savings by aggregating rain garden projects together to build economies of scale, maximize process efficiencies, and expedite the implementation of climate change adaptation practices to improve resiliency against increased stormwater runoff, aging infrastructure and improve water quality to the Credit River and Lake Ontario. These projects are also a great learning tool for teachers and students as an outdoor classroom, allowing for experiential learning without leaving the school property which is now very important with Covid-19. Credit Valley Conservation was a successful recipient of the most recent EcoAction Community Funding Program, receiving almost $100,000 to protect, rehabilitate, enhance and sustain the natural environment while getting the community involved. Six fusion rain garden projects will be implemented in the Region of Peel by CVC over a three year period, combining some of the partnership building, administration work, design work, and implementation to reduce the time and costs that are traditionally spent on single projects.

At this point in the project we are less than half-way, but we have initiated and built a new program for rain garden implementation and there have been a few lessons learned. This webinar will highlight the process so far and the lessons learned along the way and provide suggestions for those looking to install rain gardens on their property.

 

Space is limited. For additional information, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca.

This webinar is part of the STEP Water 2021 Webinar Series.

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Dec
9
Thu
Building the One-Stop Shop for LID Guidance in Ontario: The Latest Enhancements to the LID Stormwater Planning and Design Guide
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

STEP Webinar Series 2021

Abstract

The LID Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide Wiki was launched in March 2019 as a joint initiative of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Developed in consultation with representatives from federal and provincial ministries, municipalities and industry stakeholders, the online guide is the first of its kind in Canada, and provides a new digital resource for sustainable stormwater planning and design that is well-suited to an era of innovation and rapid evolution. This webinar will provide an overview of the Guide and highlight recent and forthcoming enhancements, including (i) the addition of information from existing LID Guides on construction and inspection and maintenance (ii) integration of planning and design tools like the LID Treatment Train and Life Cycle Costing Tools and BMP checklists, and (iii) BMP performance data gathered from local and international sources.

 

Space is limited. For additional information, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca.

This webinar is part of the STEP Water 2021 Webinar Series.

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Rain City Strategy: An Innovative Rainwater Management Plan for the City of Vancouver

2020   |  
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BioretentionClimate change resilienceEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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An overview of the National / International Green Infrastructure Certification Program

J. Michels  2020   |  
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BioretentionConstruction sediment control pondsEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlGroundwaterHealthy soilsLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesNutrient managementPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentRainwater harvestingSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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Urban Communal Stormwater Systems on Private Property

P. James,  A. Bhatti  2019   |  
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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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Beating the Green Infrastructure Cost Crunch

K. Vander Linden  2019   |  
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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSwales and ditches



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Grading, Drainage and Green Infrastructure

J. Hill  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachGreen roofsLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and developmentSwales and ditches



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Use of the Drainage Act for Greenfield Development

K. Vander Linden  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionClimate change resilienceDetention chambersEducation and outreachHealthy soilsLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditchesWater conservationWater resources engineering



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Stormwater and LID Field Monitoring Lessons Learned

J. Wiedrick,  S. Wilson  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionConventional stormwater managementInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentPermeable pavementStormwater management pondsWater quality



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Insights from Researchers: Enhancing Runoff Reduction using LID

S. Spraakman  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and development



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Making Low Impact Development Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Cheaper and Easier by Design

D. Young  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact development



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Low Impact Development Performance in New Build Residential

J. Wiedrick  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management ponds



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An Introduction to the Low Impact Development Treatment Train Tool

S. Auger,  S. Saini,  Y. David  2018   |  
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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentStormwater management pondsWater conservationWater resources engineering



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Lessons Learned in Low Impact Development Construction

K. Vander Linden  2016   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentPermeable pavementSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambers



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Implementing Low Impact Development – The 10 Step Process

K. Vander Linden  2016   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentWater conservationWater quality




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Introduction to the Low Impact Treatment Train Tool - Video

Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation,  Toronto and Region Conservation  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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Best Practices for LID Implementation - Video

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Toronto and Region Conservation  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachErosion and sediment controlInspection and maintenanceLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and development



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Percolation Test-Measurement and Recording Procedures - Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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How to Install Shallow and Deep Monitoring Wells - Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachInspection and maintenanceLow impact development



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How to Set up and Use a Guelph Permeameter - Video

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachLow impact developmentPlanning and development



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LID Treatment Train Tool Video Tutorial - Using impervious: pervious ratio guidance for sizing LIDs

Toronto and Region Conservation,  Credit Valley Conservation,  Lake Simcoe Region Conservation  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionGreen roofsLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementRainwater harvestingSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditchesWater resources engineering



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Integrating Low Impact Development into Stormwater Asset Management Programs (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachGreen roofsLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditches



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Risk and Return on Investment Tool for Flood Mitigation (demonstration video)

Credit Valley Conservation,  Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2019   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionClimate change resilienceConstructed wetlandsConventional stormwater managementGreen roofsGroundwaterLow impact developmentPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentRainwater harvestingSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersStormwater management pondsSwales and ditchesWater resources engineeringWatershed planning



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Design Infiltration Rate for LID (FREE)

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2018   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionEducation and outreachHealthy soilsLow impact developmentPlanning and developmentWater conservation



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Design of Infiltration Practices: Low Impact Development Technical Training

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2014   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionCold climate researchEducation and outreachLow impact developmentMulti-LID sitesPermeable pavementPlanning and developmentSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditches



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Introduction to Low Impact Development

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program  2014   |  
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Presentations, Videos & Webcasts

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BioretentionConventional stormwater managementDetention chambersEducation and outreachGreen roofsLow impact developmentPermeable pavementRainwater harvestingSoakaways, infiltration trenches and chambersSwales and ditchesWater conservation




Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), is pleased to announce that recordings of all 31 webinars from the TRIECA 2020 Webinar Series are now available for purchase on the TRIECA website.

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