Equipping Albertans to create vibrant, ecologically functional landscapes within the built environment, through comprehensive stormwater management.


We need houses and roads for our growing population. Unfortunately, all those hard surfaces result in twenty or more times the runoff than a natural landscape! And that runoff can be quite dirty.

Low impact development is an evolution of the science of stormwater management. It is an approach that mimics nature's features and processes in order to minimize and clean up this runoff in the most economical way possible--while maximizing environmental and social benefits.

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From planning and policy to operations and maintenance, through the design and approvals process to construction...land development has many players and many implications for managing runoff. For a sustainable future, we need to evolve.

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Property Owners

A low-impact landscape on your own property is an essential component of an affordable, sustainable stormwater management system. Learn how you can do your part...there are many simple ways to get started!

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ALIDP Community Hub Program Launches to Demonstrate Resilient Landscaping Practices

Sep 30, 2019

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted from community groups to construct education and demonstration gardens featuring native plants, alternatives to conventional turf, and rain gardens.

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EPCOR Releases Citizen Survey Results on Flood Mitigation Priorities

Oct 28, 2018

EPCOR has released the results of its public survey on citizen priorities for protecting against floods and proposes to review a mix of grey and green solutions.

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City of Calgary Releases Source Water Protection Plan

Oct 28, 2018

The City of Calgary has released its Source Water Protection Plan. The two main risks identified in the plan are stormwater and wildfire.

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