This course examines the process of selecting stormwater best management practices, including reducing site disturbances, increasing natural landscaping, permeable pavers, vegetated roofs, rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, filter strips, drainage swales, detention basins, and ponds.In this time of extreme weather activities due to climate change, issues have arisen such as erosion, flooding, and water pollution and wildlife habitat degradation. Stormwater runoff causes erosion resulting in sediment and pollutant transport and nutrients into waterways, and it can result in flooding and threats to human safefy and life.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learners will be able to identify and describe the envionmental and site benefits of reducing site disturbances during site development along with the benefits of increasing natural landscaping.
Learners will be able to identify the site criteria, product selection, preparation, and installation of permeable pavers, and they will be able to describe their role in a stormwater best management strategy.
Learners will be able to desribe the types, function and design of vegetated roofs, rain barrels, cisterns, and rain gardens in managing stormwater.
Learners will be able to discuss the benefits, sizing and selection of filter strips, drainge swales, detention basins, and ponds as stormwater management strategies.
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