Water: Green Infrastructure
Where Can I Get More Training?
Many government agencies, non-profits, and professional associations offer training on the design and implementation of green infrastructure practices. Here we compile a list of archived webcasts, upcoming conferences, and certification programs. To be added to a mailing list for training opportunities, please send us an e-mail.
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure – In the spring and summer of 2009, EPA offered six two-hour webcasts on green infrastructure. Topics spanned a range of green infrastructure strategies, from reviewing codes and ordinances to performing operation and maintenance.
Updating Local Codes to Cultivate Green Infrastructure and Foster Sustainable Stormwater Management - This 2 hour webcast was presented by EPA Region 5 on December 13, 2011. The webcast describes the interaction of zoning and building codes with water quality; presents several examples of code audits conducted in Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota; and highlights the top 10 obstacles to green infrastructure in local codes and ordinances.
- Part I: Introduction and Green Infrastructure Overview (PDF) (51 pp, 9.5MB, About PDF)
Part II: The Role of Codes and Ordinances in Water Quality and Stormwater Management (PDF) (20 pp, 1.9MB, About PDF)
Part III: Code and Ordinance Reviews: Case Studies and Findings (PDF) (28 pp, 3.6MB, About PDF)
Part IV: Cleveland Heights Zoning Amendments (PDF) (41 pp, 8.4MB, About PDF)
Part V: Top Ten Green Infrastructure Issues in Plans and Codes (PDF) (29 pp, 2.1MB, About PDF)
Part VI: Wrap Up (PDF) (14 pp, 2.9MB, About PDF)
Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) – An initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northern Research Station, UNRI offers monthly webcasts on assessing, maintaining, and expanding the urban tree canopy. In the spring of 2011, UNRI also offered a five-part instructional series on the i-Tree software suite . The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
Watershed Environment Federation Webcasts – WEF offers webcasts on the implementation of green infrastructure approaches.
March 18 – 21, 2012: AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition . Portland, OR.
March 27 – 29, 2012: 2012 Arid LID Workshop . Tucson, AZ.
July 18 – 20, 2012: Stormwater Symposium 2012 . Baltimore, MD.
August 18 - 21, 2013: National Low Impact Development Symposium . Saint Paul, MN.