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

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT
A SOLUTION FOR GROWING COMMUNITIES

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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Industry

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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Upcoming Events

Ready, Aim, Fire! Strategies to Target and Achieve Resilience - A Workshop
Upcoming
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM Calgary

Ready, Aim, Fire! Strategies to Target and Achieve Resilience - A Workshop

Following the inaugural Canadian Stormwater Institute Conference, (SOLD OUT) join us for an afternoon workshop exploring drivers, tools and approaches being implemented in various jurisdictions across North America to achieve various types and levels of protection for people and the environment. From flooding to blue-green algae blooms...what levers can we use to manage the future?

Latest News

EPCOR Releases Citizen Survey Results on Flood Mitigation Priorities

Oct 29, 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 29, 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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Insurance Bureau of Canada releases report on Natural Infrastructure valuation

Oct 29, 2018

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option. The report affirms that flood risk can be reduced by conserving and restoring natural infrastructure, such as wetlands, and that the return on investment of natural infrastructure can at times exceed that of built infrastructure, such as dams and dikes.

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