A Basic Run Down on Green Stormwater Infrastructure Part 1

· April 20, 2021
  • Audio Visual
  • 0.5CE
  • General
  • 0.5 LU|HSW

Green Infrastructure was a part of human society long before the term green infrastructure was coined, but it is becoming an increasingly important tool as our population grows and land-use change threatens the natural areas we rely on for essential ecosystem services. In this course, we focus on the use of green infrastructure systems to manage stormwater run-off from urban and agricultural areas. We discuss how natural water cycles are disrupted by land-use change and how green stormwater infrastructure systems can be a cost-effect solution to mitigate water pollution while providing co-benefits to local communities.

Course Objectives

  • Define green infrastructure
  • Investigate how natural water cycles have changed due to development
  • Understand the difference between combined sewer systems, separate sewer systems, and direct drainage areas
  • Explore how GSI can be used to improve water quality while providing co-benefits to local communities


Watch A Basic Run Down on Green Stormwater Infrastructure Part 2 here.

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A truly sustainable future must also be an equitable one where every human is treated equally and fairly regardless of race, gender or background. GBRI is an online Education Provider (USGBC Education Partner and AIA Education Provider) founded with the belief that the best way to encourage responsible development is to provide resources to the builders, designers and engineers who are crafting our future. Our mission is to promote green building design principles and sustainable community practices around the globe. We believe human equality is a key aspect of sustainability in our communities. We hope to achieve this by working on a community level on behalf of social equity and by making green building resources and education available to everyone, from individuals to large design, engineering and construction companies. We also achieve our mission through our non-profit and community project affiliations. Take a look below at how we get involved and how you can too.

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