Designing for Tomorrow - GSI Perspectives and Pathways Forward Part 1: Design

Event date: Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
End date: Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 12:00 PM
Event location: Remo Online

GSI Perspectives and Pathways Forward Part 1: Design

Thank you to our vendor partners for sponsoring this event:

Brock White     

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Deep Root Canada Corp. / Iconix WW     

Contact Mike James on LinkedIn

Norwood Waterworks / Citygreen    

Contact Eric Keller on LinkedIn 


ABT, Inc. - Permavoid    

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Contact Darryl Chand on LinkedIn

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Knowledge of how to implement green stormwater infrastructure is rapidly evolving. This session is part 1 of a three-part series.

In this session we will get the juices flowing with presentations from Edmonton and Calgary on current design processes. Panelists will then discuss their perspectives, lessons learned and successes. Topics anticipated to be covered include:

  • Integrating design expectations and requirements /expertise across municipal groups, consultants and contractors
  • Consistency in design
  • Consistency in soils and materials
  • Grading and utilities and existing conditions
  • Constraints: e.g., trees, level of knowledge, geotechnical

Panelists will then take the discussion of pathways forward with these topics:

  • Inlet design standardization
  • Design standards vs. guidelines
  • Plant material selection
  • Resilient landscaping
  • Cost efficiency
  • Vision for future projects

Finally, we'll wrap up with audience questions and insights. If you like, you can submit a question or topic in advance by email or with your Eventbrite registration.


Kerr Wood Leidal Associates - Craig Kipkie, P.Eng.

Stantec - Hannah Kratky, M.Sc., EIT

City of Calgary - Bert van Duin, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Al-Terra Engineering – Jason Pfeifer, AALA

ISL Engineering and Land Services - Sarah Purchase, LAT

ALIDP - Leta van Duin, B.Sc.


March 21 GSI Perspectives and Pathways Forward Part 2: Construction

April 18 GSI Perspectives and Pathways Forward Part 3: Research and Innovation

June 20 Annual General Meeting - Topic: Drought and LID

Fall Online sessions tentatively September to November third Thursday


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.

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

If you would like to purchase a new corporate, municipal, non-profit or vendor partnership for 2024, please contact the organizer. You can see rates at


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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