Full course description
As communities across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed face challenges with regulatory compliance, growth, flooding, and maintaining existing infrastructure, significant capital investments in stormwater infrastructure will be required. Green infrastructure is a preferred stormwater best management practice that can achieve multiple community benefits. This course outlines strategies for integrating green infrastructure into capital projects such as roads, utilities, parks, and schools. By utilizing an integrated "Dig Once" approach, communities can achieve more cost-effective solutions and a greater return on investment.
Module 1: Introduction to Capital Planning & the Concept of “Dig Once” (25 min)
Module 2: Setting Up for Success (30 min)
Module 3: Modifying the Capital Improvement Planning Process (25 min)
Module 4: Putting it All Together (25 min)
This MOST Center course was developed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Chesapeake Bay Program's Local Government Advisory Committee in cooperation with the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. Content is based on a 2016 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay workshop focused on strategies for integrating green infrastructure into traditional capital improvement projects in order to streamline the process and achieve more cost-effective solutions.
Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/visitors.
This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course.