This course explains what green stormwater infrastructure is, the science behind it, and why it's necessary. Then, the course analyzes specific small, medium and large scale infrastructure. Lastly, the course provides guidance on planning for GSI, quantifying the benefits, and equity considerations.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcome 1:
Learners will be able to explain what green stormwater infrastructure is, the history of GSI, the hydrologic cycle and watershed hydrology.
Learning Outcome 2:
Learners will be able to identify problems and solutions related to urban stormwater and water quality such as stormwater pollution, runoff prevention, and quantification tools.
Learning Outcome 3:
Learners will be able to utilize small and medium scale GSI, including bioretention, de-paving and reforestation, green and blue roofs, and cisterns and rain barrels.
Learning Outcome 4:
Learners will be able to explore large scale GSI such as permeable pavements, wetlands and detention, and floodplain and stream restoration.
Katherine Holmok, PLA, ASLA
HalfMoon Education Inc.