Low Impact Development in North Texas using iSWM™ Workshop - VIDEO
This workshop demonstrates the feasibility of achieving Low Impact Development (LID) site designs through the tools and techniques found in the integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM™) Manuals. This workshop builds on the success of the 2012 North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competition conducted by the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum (NTLWSF). Learn about the collaborative process used to create an LID site plan and the economic, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of LID/iSWM design.
Video archives of past training classes are also available on the iSWM Tools page.
The iSWM™ Program for Construction and Development is a cooperative initiative that assists cities and counties to achieve their goals of water quality protection, streambank protection, and flood mitigation, while also helping communities meet their construction and post-construction obligations under state stormwater permits.
Development and redevelopment by their nature increase the amount of imperviousness in our surrounding environment. This increased imperviousness translates into loss of natural areas, more sources for pollution in runoff, and heightened flooding risks. To help mitigate these impacts, more than 60 local governments are cooperating to proactively create sound stormwater management guidance for the region through the integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM) Program.
The iSWM Program is comprised of four types of documentation and tools. These are used to complement each other and to support the development process.