​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Low Impact Development and Stormwater

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Thank you to all who attended, the Municipal staff and elected officials, the Government of Ontario staff and the amazing presenters, you are ALL critical to the success of making the Severn Sound watershed resilient!​

SSEA May 29th, 2019 Workshop Summary

Cli​mate change, flooding, liability and escalating costs rela​ting to the management of stormwater have increasingly become a concern ​in the Severn Sound Area. Similar to other regions, local municipalities a​nd stakeholders must adapt to climate change which presents challenges that require planning and forethought to overcome. On May 29, 2019, Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA), in collaboration with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) hosted a LID and Stormwater workshop. The objectives of this workshop included providing a networking opportunity for Severn Sound area municipal representatives to become more informed about LID/stormwater best management practices, innovative solutions and approaches used in other jurisdictions.

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Workshop Proceedings

Industry, conservation and municipal experts presented their LID/stormwater experiences and perspectives in six presentations followed by a question and answer session.

Common Themes:​

  • ​Past stormwater practices (pipe & pond) are ineffective for treatment
  • Managing stormwater quality and quantity is becoming more challenging with more frequent extreme weather events, our approach needs to change/evolve
  • Education is vital
  • Need to work together and collaborate to implement LID – share success
  • Natural/green infrastructure (which is part of LID) has proven value and benefit, and needs to be part of the solution
  • LID provides an opportunity for win win win – municipality, developer and community
SSEA LID Stormwater Workshop Sponsors
Thank you to Frank Cowan Company and Mink Insurance Ltd for sponsoring the event and to the Town of Midland and the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre staff for providing the workshop venue.
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