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The West Coast LID Portal is the home of the West Coast LID Partnership. It is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for our community, providing information on funding sources, incentive programs, training opportunities, and technical resources. This site will become a virtual gathering place, with blogs, community discussion boards, and details on upcoming events.

Latest Articles

Oregon’s Eco-Logical Business Program offers certification to environmentally friendly businesses. After a certification visit, participating shops receive a shop display package, press coverage...

Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States Urban development is an important agent of environmental change in the United States. The u...

The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards. Rea...

Caltrans is currently in the process of renewing its statewide NPDES permit. The new permit language emphasizes use of LID to reduce runoff volumes. BMPs that infiltrate, capture and use, or evapotran...

Saturday October 13, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ the Cal State Fullerton Garden Grove Center “This one-day class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwate...

LID in the News


Greenroofs.com (blog)

Designing with Nature and Not against It: Translation of the Spanish Interview with Linda S. Velazquez in El País
Greenroofs.com (blog)
Another innovative architect is William McDonough who worked with entrepreneurs such as the GAP in San Bruno, California (1997); the City of Chicago with its City Hall (2001), perhaps the most famous greenroof in the U.S.; and the Ford Motor Company ...


CityMetric

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater. Here's how they do it
CityMetric
The initiative is similar to the North American concept of low-impact development (LID), which according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mimics natural processes in order to protect water quality. The case of ... Innovative ...


The News Lens International (press release)

Soaked China Sees 'Sponge Cities' as Flood Solution
The News Lens International (press release)
The initiative is similar to the North American concept of low-impact development which, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mimics natural processes in order to protect water quality. The case of Lingang – a ...


UCLA Newsroom

More local water for Los Angeles could mean a drier Los Angeles River
UCLA Newsroom
If applied to the entire watershed, the city's Low Impact Development ordinance, which requires developers to capture water for reuse or infiltration (meaning the water is made to seep into the ground), would result in an increase of 2,000 acre-feet of ...

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WJXT Jacksonville

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater
WJXT Jacksonville
The initiative is similar to the North American concept of low-impact development (LID), which according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mimics natural processes in order to protect water quality. The case of ... Innovative ...

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The Columbian

Clark County drafts plan to improve Whipple Creek water quality amid urban development
The Columbian
In compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase I Municipal stormwater permit, Clark County has to report to the Washington Department of Ecology what it would take for the creek to meet its designated uses, which includes ...


Sacramento State University

Innovative stormwater project nurtures the American River
Sacramento State University
The 24 LID (low-impact development) devices in seven campus locations collect and filter 2.9 million gallons of rainwater each year, greatly reducing the University's impact on the neighboring American River. Sediment and metal loads flowing into the ...


OPB News

How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Today's Wastewater Infrastructure
OPB News
“The heaviest rain events are going to get more intense in the second half of the century—so after 2050, maybe not till the 2070s, 2080s,” says Guillaume Mauger, a climate scientist at the University of Washington. “Where that becomes important for ...

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News Deeply

Five Things to Know About California's Drought After Big Storms
News Deeply
California has been hit with multiple large storms in the last month that have brought above-average snow and rainfall to most of the state. Here's a look at what that means for the state's more than five-year drought.

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State Supreme Court upholds Washington stormwater rules
The Spokesman-Review
The new drainage code differs from the old one by requiring low-impact development whenever feasible. That means more rain gardens, stormwater vaults and permeable pavement for all new development in the county. The case stems from a 2013 decision ...

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