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Dig Once is the alternative course title. Integrating Green Infrastructure into Capital Improvement Planning is a Course

Integrating Green Infrastructure into Capital Improvement Planning

Started Mar 1, 2020

$25 Enroll

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.

Course Outline

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)

Course Developers

                          MOST Center

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.


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Release Date:
April 2019
1 hour 45 minutes
Eligible for:
Certificate of Completion
Includes but not limited to: Stormwater Professionals, Local Leaders, and Local Government Staff
How to Enroll:


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

This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course.