Sequence of events and type of personnel resources to help green stormwater infrastructure planners (Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 2010).
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Planning and design step Examples of Helpful Personnel Resources Helpful Publicly Available Technical Resources (Non-Exhaustive)
1.Use available information from regional, watershed and subwatershed scale studies to develop an understanding of the environmental contexts in which the site is located and the watershed management objectives and targets relevant to the site (e.g., stormwater management, natural heritage system and aquatic community objectives/targets). Engineer or scientist familiar with the area and its environmental context, and who has GSI expertise
2.Undertake a comprehensive inventory of the biophysical, ecological, and hydrological characteristics of the site. Biologist, ecologist, hydrologist, or similar
3.Identify existing terrestrial and aquatic natural heritage features and functions that require protection as the basis for a natural heritage system. Biologist or ecologist with terrestrial and aquatic expertise
4.Identify opportunities to enhance features, connectivity, and functional integrity of the natural heritage system. Engineer or scientist
5.Identify soil and hydrogeologic conditions that are well-suited for stormwater infiltration practices. Hydrologist, geologist, soil scientist, geotechnical engineer, or similar
6.Identify patterns of shallow groundwater flow and locations of discharge to receiving watercourses or wetlands within or adjacent to the limits of the site. Hydrologist, geologist, or similar
7.Identify strategic and desirable locations for stormwater management practices (SWMPs) and the nature and function of facilities (e.g., attenuation, infiltration, filtration, evapotranspiration, harvesting, etc.). Engineer or scientist with GSI expertise EPA GSI Modeling Toolkit
8.Identify a long list of opportunities to integrate desirable SWMPs into components of the community or built form. Planner or landscape architect with GSI expertise
9.Explore a full range of design options for the community that can achieve stormwater management objectives in conjunction with other community design objectives. Planner or landscape architect with GSI expertise
10.Develop the community design plan Planner or landscape architect with GSI expertise
11.Resolve the design of the stormwater management strategy including defining the SWMPs to be incorporated into the design of specific components of the development and establish specific design and performance criteria for each practice. Engineer or scientist with GSI expertise

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