Oklahoma Low Impact Development

Webinar Series on LID Competitions--Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Your Competition

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When Jun 21, 2012
from 12:00 AM to 01:30 PM
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Webinar Series on LID Competitions--Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Your Competition

The Water Environment Federation is kicking off a webcast series focusing on Low Impact Development (LID) Competitions starting on June 21.  This three-part series presents a 'nuts & bolts' look at an innovative approach to driving widespread adoption and implementation of LID on the local level. The key is changing the conversation from "will it work" to "show us it will" by moving the focus from water quality requirements to economic benefits. The information presented will reflect experiences from the Houston LID Design competition, which took place in 2010 and effectively moved LID from a virtually unknown methodology to a rapidly growing mainstream tool in local development. Based on the amazing success of the Houston program, communities around the country are considering or currently planning their own Competitions.

Many of the original professionals involved with the Houston LID Design Competition will provide an in-depth "how to" in this series, sharing information on the inception of the program, how support was gained, what it took to generate strong interest, how to select properties, set goals and run a high-profile event, and also how to keep the momentum going once the competition is completed.  Lastly, two communities currently planning LID Design Competitions of their own will discuss how they're plans are proceeding and offer their own 'lessons learned.'

Webcasts are scheduled for the following dates and times:

06/21/2012 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Your Competition

07/26/2012 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Part 2: Nuts & Bolts of Planning and Executing Your Competition

08/16/2012 - 1:00 - 2:30pm - Part 3: Optimizing the Return of Your Competition

All three webcasts are no-charge. For more information and to register for the individual webcasts at the link below:

http://www.wef.org/Conferences/page_webcasts_details.aspx?id=6442452286&linkidentifier=id&itemid=6442452286

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