May 2019 Urban BMPs for Watershed Management

May 2019 Urban BMPs for Watershed Management

Urban BMPs for Watershed Planning Training

May 30, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252

Urban best management practices are measures that help reduce the volume and pollutant load carried by surface storm water runoff into rivers and lakes. This course will cover typical urban management measures utilized in Watershed Planning. It will also cover green infrastructure for stormwater and low impact development (LID) refers to practices that manage stormwater in an urbanized setting in a way that minimizes impact to the environment, while increasing cost effectiveness and sustainability. LID practices include bio-retention, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and permeable pavement. City Staff will cover how they use the ordinances to prevent and control pollution as well as encourage implementation. David Batts, Director of System Solutions at EcoServices will present on effective ways to promote LID to get developer buy-in including why LID, examples of multifunctional design and benefits as well as maintenance requirements. This training will also include a tour of LID and Green Infrastructure at the Dallas Center.

Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by May 24, 2019. Register online at marketplace, or by email to Lunch will be provided for participants. Dress is casual and comfortable; please dress for the warm weather as we will be out walking in the field in the afternoon for the LID Tour.

For more information or questions please contact Nathan Glavy at    

The Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources are part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.  

Refunds will be available prior to May 24th less a $15 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after May 24th, but substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Nathan Glavy in advance.  

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