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If you've arrived here without having visited our main page, please do at: http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca
 
If you've arrived here without having visited our main page, please do at: http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca
  
The water component of STEP is a partnership between:
 
*[https://trca.ca/ Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)],
 
*[https://www.lsrca.on.ca/ Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)], and
 
*[https://cvc.ca/ Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)].
 
 
==The Objectives of the Guide are==
 
 
#To advance the science
 
#To advance the science
 
#To synthesize existing information
 
#To synthesize existing information
 
#To link to other guides
 
#To link to other guides
 
#To broaden collaboration
 
#To broaden collaboration
#To improve access and provide continuous update
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#To improve access to LID planning and design information
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#To provide continuous updates that reflect user feedback and the latest research
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==The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP)==
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The water component of STEP is a partnership between [https://trca.ca/ Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)], [https://www.lsrca.on.ca/ Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)] and [https://cvc.ca/ Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)]. It's key focus areas are:
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*[https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/ Urban Runoff and Green Infrastructure]
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*[https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/ Erosion and Sediment Control]
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*[https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/healthy-soils/ Healthy Soils]
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*[https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/pollution-prevention/road-salt-management/ Road Salt Management]
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*[https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/natural-features-and-systems/ Natural Features and Systems]
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STEP Water funding partners include:
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*[https://torontorap.ca/ Toronto and Region RAP]
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*[https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/sustainability-fund-about.html Great Lakes Sustainability Fund]
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*[https://www.york.ca/ York Region]
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*[https://www.peelregion.ca/ Region of Peel]
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*[https://www.toronto.ca/ City of Toronto]
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*[https://taf.ca/ The Atmospheric Fund]
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In addition to our program partners, STEP has worked with over 100 project specific partners in both the private and public sectors, all of whom are acknowledged on the project webpages.
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The mandate and organizational structure for the water component builds upon experiences from the [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/about-step/about-swamp/ Stormwater Assessment Monitoring and Performance (SWAMP) program] and feedback from various agency and industry representatives. The SWAMP program focused on studies of conveyance and end-of-pipe facilities such as [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/low-impact-development/perforated-pipe-systems/ perforated pipe systems], [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/conventional-stormwater-management/stormwater-management-ponds/ ponds], [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/conventional-stormwater-management/constructed-wetlands/ constructed wetlands], [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/conventional-stormwater-management/flow-balancing-systems/ flow balancing systems], [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/conventional-stormwater-management/detention-tanks/ detention tanks] and [https://sustainabletechnologies.ca/home/urban-runoff-green-infrastructure/conventional-stormwater-management/hydrodynamic-separators/ hydrodynamic separators].
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==How wiki content is created: STEP experts and wiki users==
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All wiki content is created, reviewed, edited and curated by subject matter experts within the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP). We evaluate all comments and information submitted by wiki users through the Feedback tool, found at the bottom of every page. We also regularly ask stormwater professionals, academics and other experts to review and comment on wiki content.
  
==The guide is not==
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Content submitted to the guide will likely be edited by STEP staff and can be redistributed at will. By submitting any content, you agree to release it for free use under the [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY-4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/] or, if it is stated explicitly, as Public Domain.
===The LID guide is not a vehicle for advertising===
 
Many pages contain links to proprietary products and services in an effort to be as complete as possible. We recognize that a lot of commercial time and money has gone into developing some of the most advanced technological solutions to specific stormwater management issues.  
 
If additional external links are required, requests should be made through the 'Feedback' tool.
 
  
===The LID guide is not an indiscriminate collection of information===
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==Commercial stormwater products on the wiki==
In the short term, new information is curated by subject matter experts within the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program. Information is also curated thereafter by use of the 'Feedback' tool by any guide user.  
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In an effort to be complete as possible, many pages in this wiki contain links to proprietary products and services. We recognize that substantial time and money has gone into development technological solutions to stormwater management issues. If external links are required for completeness, such request should be made through the Feedback tool, found at the bottom of each page. However, this wiki is not a vehicle for advertising.  
  
Content submitted to the guide may be edited mercilessly, and can be redistributed at will. By submitting any content, you agree to release it for free use under the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/] (CC BY-SA) or if it is stated explicitly, as Public Domain.
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All commercial and proprietary products will be listed by name, link to an external website and be listed by name. STEP will only list a product on the wiki after it is commercially available.

Revision as of 13:56, 13 March 2019

This wiki is for the discussion and documentation of Low Impact Development in the Ontario context. It is just one of many resources that the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program have produced, and continue to support and grow. If you've arrived here without having visited our main page, please do at: http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca

  1. To advance the science
  2. To synthesize existing information
  3. To link to other guides
  4. To broaden collaboration
  5. To improve access to LIDLow Impact Development. A stormwater management strategy that seeks to mitigate the impacts of increased urban runoff and stormwater pollution by managing it as close to its source as possible. It comprises a set of site design approaches and small scale stormwater management practices that promote the use of natural systems for infiltration and evapotranspiration, and rainwater harvesting. planning and design information
  6. To provide continuous updates that reflect user feedback and the latest research

The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program)

The water component of STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program is a partnership between Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). It's key focus areas are:

STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program Water funding partners include:

In addition to our program partners, STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program has worked with over 100 project specific partners in both the private and public sectors, all of whom are acknowledged on the project webpages.

The mandate and organizational structure for the water component builds upon experiences from the Stormwater Assessment Monitoring and Performance (SWAMP) program and feedback from various agency and industry representatives. The SWAMP program focused on studies of conveyance and end-of-pipe facilities such as perforated pipe systems, ponds, constructed wetlands, flow balancing systems, detention tanks and hydrodynamic separators.

How wiki content is created: STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program experts and wiki users

All wiki content is created, reviewed, edited and curated by subject matter experts within the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program). We evaluate all comments and information submitted by wiki users through the Feedback tool, found at the bottom of every page. We also regularly ask stormwater professionals, academics and other experts to review and comment on wiki content.

Content submitted to the guide will likely be edited by STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program staff and can be redistributed at will. By submitting any content, you agree to release it for free use under the [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY-4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/] or, if it is stated explicitly, as Public Domain.

Commercial stormwater products on the wiki

In an effort to be complete as possible, many pages in this wiki contain links to proprietary products and services. We recognize that substantial time and money has gone into development technological solutions to stormwater management issues. If external links are required for completeness, such request should be made through the Feedback tool, found at the bottom of each page. However, this wiki is not a vehicle for advertising.

All commercial and proprietary products will be listed by name, link to an external website and be listed by name. STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program will only list a product on the wiki after it is commercially available.