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.
Current trends in research and applications suggest that low impact development (LID) can play an important role as one of the tools necessary to better manage stormwater and protect our receiving waters. In response to this growing awareness, 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. Instructors of the four, two-day workshops are regional experts. All classes are located at the new WSU LID research facility that offers extensive examples of permeable paving and bioretention, as well hands-on learning opportunities.
These workshops implement a key action in the Puget Sound Action Agenda to protect and enhance the Puget Sound environment.
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.