As Edmonton grows and more land is developed in the city and surrounding areas, function of the natural water cycle is altered. Low Impact Development (LID) mimics natural hydrology (movement of water) by managing stormwater close to its source. Wherever possible, natural landscape features that contribute to local hydrology are preserved and incorporated into urban design.
Topics that will be covered in the presentation includes:
- Our current projects focus on reducing pollutants going into our stormwater sewers.
- What Edmontonians can do to maintain our river clean.
- What rain gardens are and how we're encouraging residents in Edmonton to build them.
- LID facilities in Edmonton and their impacts on the environment.
Note: Please be aware that parking on campus buildings can be challenging. We would recommend taking a form of sustainable transit, such as the LRT, bus, or walking. If you are driving, there is only paid options available on campus. The closest parkade is the Education Car Park.