Abstract Title

Session S-10B: Cleaning Our Waters: Moving Forward on Green Infrastructure

Keywords

Stormwater

Start Date

2-5-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

Low Impact Development/Green Stormwater Infrastructure (LID/GSI) practices are increasingly being used throughout the United States as the preferred approach for addressing water quality and quantity impacts that result from stormwater runoff. In the past 10 years, Washington State has emerged as a national leader in advancing LID/GSI practices. An example of this leadership is the recently completed Washington State LID Training Plan (Training Plan) that identifies the most efficient and cost effective path forward for developing and delivering LID training throughout the state for each of the next four years. When implemented, the Training Plan is intended to ensure that stormwater professionals from both the public and private sectors have the relevant skills and expertise needed to design, install, inspect and maintain LID/GSI infrastructure. This session will provide highlights from the Training Plan, including identifying the key audiences that need training, what topics of training are most needed, and what levels of training are necessary. We will also provide insights into the lessons learned from the Training Plan, and specifically will address the following questions: •What are the important elements of the Training Plan that are relevant to Phase I and Phase II jurisdictions throughout the state? •How can you and your staff get the training needed to successfully adopt LID/GSI as the preferred stormwater management approach? This session answers these questions by providing the following: •A roadmap to identify and assess the LID training needs of you and your staff •Insights into how to access and/or offer customized trainings for targeted staff on a shoestring budget •Resources and tools for continued LID skills building

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May 2nd, 1:30 PM May 2nd, 3:00 PM

Washington State emerges as national leader in advancing LID/GSI training – what it means for you

Room 608-609

Low Impact Development/Green Stormwater Infrastructure (LID/GSI) practices are increasingly being used throughout the United States as the preferred approach for addressing water quality and quantity impacts that result from stormwater runoff. In the past 10 years, Washington State has emerged as a national leader in advancing LID/GSI practices. An example of this leadership is the recently completed Washington State LID Training Plan (Training Plan) that identifies the most efficient and cost effective path forward for developing and delivering LID training throughout the state for each of the next four years. When implemented, the Training Plan is intended to ensure that stormwater professionals from both the public and private sectors have the relevant skills and expertise needed to design, install, inspect and maintain LID/GSI infrastructure. This session will provide highlights from the Training Plan, including identifying the key audiences that need training, what topics of training are most needed, and what levels of training are necessary. We will also provide insights into the lessons learned from the Training Plan, and specifically will address the following questions: •What are the important elements of the Training Plan that are relevant to Phase I and Phase II jurisdictions throughout the state? •How can you and your staff get the training needed to successfully adopt LID/GSI as the preferred stormwater management approach? This session answers these questions by providing the following: •A roadmap to identify and assess the LID training needs of you and your staff •Insights into how to access and/or offer customized trainings for targeted staff on a shoestring budget •Resources and tools for continued LID skills building