Learn about the Sustainable Infrastructure: Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience course.
Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience
Adaptation to climate change requires the adoption of resilient, engineered green infrastructure to manage stormwater from a quantitative and qualitative perspective. This is of increasing importance for planners, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and construction professionals to ensure that the infrastructure designed today is adaptive to a changing climate.
This immersive, conference-style Sustainable Infrastructure Program: Low-Impact Development and Climate Resilience, teaches the emerging approaches to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineered green infrastructure. In addition, the course focuses on design assessment, lifecycle costing, comparison to traditional stormwater infrastructure, inspection practices, and performance verification.
Program Partner: Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Ontario Region
Funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
Live Online Teaching
Real-time interactive conference-style education brought to you anywhere.
Earn a McMaster Certificate
Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.
Skilled Industry Experts
Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.
Achieve more than you expected in each burst 60 - 90 minute topic sessions over 3 days.
Understanding the need to focus on engineered green infrastructure and the role of low-impact development in a changing climate.
How to apply best practices and practical techniques in designing, constructing, and effectively managing engineered green infrastructure.
Utilize industry-leading tools to evaluate the environmental and lifecycle cost performance of engineered green infrastructure.
Four Mandatory Courses
Principles of Successful LID Construction
LID Inspection, Maintenance and Operation
Assessing your conceptual design: Using the LID Treatment Train Tool for Design Analysis
Assessing the costs of your conceptual design and tendered project: Using the LID Life Cycle Costing Tool for Cost Analysis
Introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control and Best
Practices for LID Implementation
LID Performance Monitoring Vertification
Introduction to Municipal Stormwater Financing/Charges
Meet the speakers on the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program.
Participants must hold or be completing a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college; hold a relevant certificate in infrastructure or sustainability from a recognized university; or have equivalent professional experience.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
$1500 + HST
$2000 + HST
Ontario (Public Sector)
$225 + HST
$445 + HST
Ontario (Private Sector)
$450 + HST
$670 + HST
Download the Course Brochure, Required & Elective Course List, and the Course Fee Schedule below. Click to download the PDF.
Circular Economy & Climate Change
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Certificates of Completion Professional Programs
Learn more about the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program and the five courses offered.
Sustainable Infrastructure: Design & Engineering
Sustainable Infrastructure: Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience
Leading Transition to a Low-Carbon, Circular Economy