Designing for Tomorrow Fall 2022/January 2023 Series

Event date: Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
End date: Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 12:00 PM
Event location: Remo Online

Our fall 2022 and January 2023 sessions feature the theme of LID for Small Stream Stability

Download the detailed agenda for the series

NEW: AFTERGLOW Overflow networking and discussion time 11:30 a.m. to noon


Small streams are heavily impacted by the difference between pre- and post-development runoff, especially on the dry prairies. In Alberta, this phenomenon has --so far-- been the driver for the implementation of mandatory runoff volume control targets (VCTs). In our fall 2022/ winter 2023 three-part series, we will explore this topic through the lens of two local streams: Nose Creek in the Calgary area and Horse Hills Creek in the Edmonton area.

We began in October with a conceptual overview of the issue, review the history of efforts to characterize impacts in our example streams from different perspectives, explore mitigation options at a high-level including channel hardening, and re-trace the initial steps taken in Nose Creek to set and implement runoff volume control targets (VCTs).

In November we took a deep dive into analytical approaches from different starting points (shear stress analysis, flow duration curves) and what is generally happening in practice to achieve VCTs from an analytical perspective. We will look to the future, with the use of watershed-wide models that integrate water quality, volume, and flood control into one tool which allows for optimization of land use and stormwater management decisions.

In January we will discuss planning and implementation strategies at different stages for large-scale developments and bring the Calgary-area Cooperative Stormwater Management Initiative into the mix. While irrigation from stormwater ponds has been a dominant means to achieve VCTs, is this as good as it gets?


Planners, policy makers, approvals staff, landscape architects and designers, ecologists, sustainability professionals, researchers, engineers, water resources professionals, students - LID is an interdisciplinary undertaking and discussions are wide-ranging. Your participation makes for a richer experience for all.


Free for partners, all others $50 per session. Not sure if you're a partner? View the partner listing at Employees of partner organizations are partners, just register with your work email to validate your free registration.

If your organization isn’t a partner, consider purchasing an annual individual partnership at $105 as part of your registration to immediately activate it. Individuals can register using any email. (The rate is pro-rated by 50% after June 30).

Students can register for free with a post-secondary institution email.

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Want to present your project or initiative? Sponsor a session? Please reach out to the office. Share your case study, research findings or policy/ planning initiative - don’t be shy! 15 to 60 minutes, we’ll fit you in. All topics considered. Submit a title, short description, and suggested duration. We'd love to have lots of short presentations and especially hear about initiatives in smaller communities that we might not even know about. Also if you are interested in having a particular question discussed, send that in as well.

Have a product or service to highlight? Consider sponsorship. Includes your logo with a link and possibility for video, visible and clickable except when presentations are happening. Contact the office.


Recordings will be made available to registrants and partners.


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We look forward to your participation and in meeting up with friends old and new.

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