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Tag: Low Impact Development

UBC Study Compares LID Implementation Across Canada

In a recent study, researchers at UBC Okanagan’s Life Cycle Management Laboratory compared how different jurisdictions are handling LID implementation. The researchers found that...

National Bioretention Standards Under Review

Bioretention is the process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff using grass buffer strips, sand beds, ponding areas, organic layers,...

NWT to Receive $200M Over Ten Years for Green Infrastructure

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are forwarding infrastructure for Northern Canadian communities, with over $200 million for green infrastructure projects devoted to reducing greenhouse gases,...

Ontario’s Trend Towards Stormwater Fees

In January 2016, the City of Mississauga became the largest municipality in Canada to charge customers with a stormwater fee. This funding is earmarked...

Closing U.S. Water Infrastructure Gap Could Generate $220B

The Value of Water Campaign, supported by founding member Water Environment Federation (WEF), has released a new report that found closing the investment gap...

Evaluating Long-Term Performance From Low Impact Development Practices

Imagine using an unassuming corner of your street, yard, or local park to improve the quality and security of water and the Great Lakes....

The Ongoing Challenge of Stormwater Maintenance

Maintenance of infrastructure is not an exciting topic of conversation. We prefer things that are new and innovative. Stormwater management technologies are no exception....

Is the Grass Always Greener?

Your city is suffering from an extended summer drought. Every blade of grass has recoiled from the sun. Every lawn has large, crispy sections...

Damage Control

While City of Edmonton’s Dr. Fayi Zhou (general supervisor of environmental planning in the City’s drainage services branch) is proud of Edmonton’s Insurance Bureau...

Sustainable Stormwater Management

Stormwater management has become an increasingly challenging issue for urban communities. In many cases, rainwater can no longer follow its natural patterns, which increases...

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