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Bibliographic details for Definition of Low Impact DevelopmentLow impact development is a stormwater management and land development strategy applied at the parcel and subdivision scale that emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features integrated with engineered, small scale hydrologic controls to more closely mimic pre-development hydrologic functions.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.

  • Page name: Definition of Low Impact DevelopmentLID SWMStormwater Management Planning and Design Guide
  • Author: 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. SWMStormwater Management Planning and Design Guide contributors
  • Publisher: Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program
  • Date of last revision: 8 March 2018 01:44 UTC
  • Date retrieved: 10 December 2018 02:48 UTC
  • Permanent URL: https://wiki.sustainabletechnologies.ca/index.php?title=Definition_of_Low_Impact_Development&oldid=7014
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