Educational Opportunities from the WSU Puyallup Low Impact Development Program

The WSU Puyallup Low Impact Development Program offers a variety of educational opportunities to the stormwater community throughout the year. In addition, we offer an Annual Review of local Low Impact Development Research and partner with other organizations offering LID education to local communities.        

WSU Low Impact Development Technical Workshop Series and Certificate


Thank you for your interest in the 2014 WSU LID Technical Workshop Series and Certificate Program. As part of the new statewide, Ecology-funded four-year LID training plan project, the workshop series will be given early Fall 2014 to correspond with the beginning of general LID training that will be developed and given across the state. This year’s workshops will also benefit from a recently completed WSU survey of past LID workshop participants (2009-2013). Comments, insights and suggestions obtained from these surveys will be incorporated into the Fall 2014 trainings.

As in the past, the WSU workshop series will provide comprehensive and detailed training for engineers, planners, landscape architects, local jurisdiction staff, and allied disciplines that plan, design, review, build and maintain LID projects. The LID Certificate will also again be offered by the WSU College of Engineering.


We will update the workshop website as we confirm speakers and logistics for the series. For now, we are working with the following schedule that we will confirm soon as we are trying to make sure we do not conflict directly with major stormwater events that are scheduled for our region this Fall.


September 10-11

Permeable Paving
September 24-25
Green Roof, Low  Impact Foundations & Rain Water Collection
October 8-9
 Site Planning, TESC, Plan  Review, and Inspection
TBD ( possible October 29-30)

  To learn more about the statewide LID training plan, see the project background and the final plan document at

Thank you for your continuing support for the WSU LID Workshop Series. 


Tanyalee Erwin, Manager, Washington Stormwater Center

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About the workshop Series

Current trends in research and application suggest that low impact development (LID) can play an important role to better manage stormwater and protect our receiving waters. In response to this growing awareness, as well as the Puget Sound Action Agenda and new regulatory requirements, local jurisdictions are increasingly applying LID in the Puget Sound region.

The Washington State University LID Technical Workshop Series provides the latest design guidelines, science, construction details, and practical experience necessary to properly design, build and maintain LID practices. All classes will be located at the WSU LID research facility that offers extensive examples of permeable paving and bioretention, as well hands-on learning opportunities. Instructors of the four, two-day workshops are regional experts.

These workshops implement a key action in the Puget Sound Action Agenda to protect and enhance the Puget Sound environment.

Who should attend

Engineers, planners, landscape architects, local jurisdiction staff, and allied disciplines that plan, design, review, build and maintain LID projects.

"Fabulous training opportunity for folks who have an engineering, architectural, landscape architectural or planning background. The technical information is valuable, as well as the fact that much of the research and examples are here in the northwest with our weather patterns and soils."

"Very informative and in depth. One of the best workshops I've ever attended."

"Washington is really lucky to have this program!"


WSU Puyallup LID Research Center Annual Review

Each year we offer a one-day symposium that will review data from the past year's research at the Puyallup LID Facility and discuss future research potential. In addition, we plan to invite researchers from across the nation to share and compare results. This review will be a great opportunity to stay up to date on the most cutting edge-research in the field of Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Infrastructure.

Information on the 2014 annual review will be forthcoming.