Designing for Tomorrow 2019: The Future of Stormwater Management in Alberta

Event date: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 @ 8:45 AM
End date: Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 4:30 PM
Event location: Calgary, AB

Presentations are now available to attendees.

What's the latest with stormwater in Alberta? Join us for a 2-day conference along with a trade show, research poster hall, and our first-ever banquet. This is Western Canada's premiere interdisciplinary urban stormwater event.


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NEW! Pre-conference informal site tour to Currie Barracks and a nearby stormwater pond with keynote speaker Tim Van Seters and other out-of-towners - 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. November 5th. Contact the office to register your interest. For conference attendees and ALIDP partners, free. 

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Tim Van Seters

Tim Van Seters manages the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority ( He has over 18 years experience designing and implementing field monitoring studies of stormwater management technologies and developing best practice guidance documents on the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of LID practices. He also oversees the development of decision support and life cycle costing tools to help guide the technology selection process and facilitate application of site scale measures aimed at reducing flood risk and improving runoff quality.  Throughout his career, Tim has presented widely on urban runoff management and published over 40 scientific reports and journal articles on urban systems hydrology, watershed water quality and low impact development stormwater management. His team at TRCA has been accredited to conduct stormwater technology testing and verification in conformity with ISO ETV standards and has completed several technology verifications under the program. He holds a Master’s degree specializing in water resources from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

In his presentation, Tim will discuss how the shift to an LID approach to stormwater management has continued to evolve in Ontario, and what some of the key factors have been driving this shift in thinking. He will present the current state of practice of LID in Ontario and provide concrete examples of some of the headwinds and bright lights being encountered on the windy road to change.  


Wednesday, November 6

  • Keynote address by Tim Van Seters, Manager, Sustainable Technologies at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Studies demonstrating stormwater impacts and potential for green infrastructure mitigation
  • Planning and Strategy initiatives
  • Pond and Wetland innovations
  • Feedback from the 2018 ALIDP Pond and Wetland Summit
  • Exhibitors Reception

Thursday, November 7

  • Products including pretreatment devices, high-flow bioretention, and permeable paving
  • Resilient Landscaping featuring pollinator habitat, carbon sequestration, low-input landscaping, and intermittent stream rejuvenation following removal of grazing pressure
  • Examples of City of Calgary bioretention app-based O&M practices
  • Green Infrastructure case studies from Alberta and Minnesota

POSTERS (confirmed with approximately five more anticipated):

  • Nutrient Leaching of Green Roofs: Laboratory and Field Studies 
  • Sediment Transport and Sewer Flushing in Storm Sewers
  • Investigation of Evapotranspiration in a Bioretention System using Soil Water Content
  • Identification of effective bioretention amendments for reducing phosphorus leaching
  • The implications of Acrobacter butzleri interactions on sewage-impacted stormwater treatment




CityGreen/ Norwood Waterworks

DeepRoot Canada Corp.

Dillon Consulting

B8 Ventures


ABT, Inc.

CB Shield Inc.

CityGreen/ Norwood Waterworks

Contech Engineered Solutions

DeepRoot Canada Corp.

Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply 

Lafarge Canada

Layfield Geosynthetics

Nilex, Inc.


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