IRVINE - June 13, 2016 - PRLog - This year will be the first year that the International Low Impact Development Conference will be held outside of the U.S. The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) will be attending the conference this year in Beijing, China to as a an invited speaker to teach low impact design in integrated water resource management during the Concurrent Technical Session IV, ID/GI Implementation in Southern California II workshop.
BIASC’s Director of Environmental Affairs and Technical Director for Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ), Dr. Mark Grey, will be presenting to attendees about the “Experience and Perspectives on Using Low Impact Development (LID) best management practices (BMPs) for Stormwater Runoff Management in California.” The presentation will take place on Tuesday, June 28 in meeting room 408 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm during the Concurrent Technical Session IV, ID/GI Implementation in Southern California II.
“Being invited to speak on behalf of the building and construction industry in California at the 2016 International LID Conference in Beijing, China is a great honor and tremendous professional opportunity”, said Grey.
The International Low Impact Development Conference, organized by the Tsinghua University will be at the China National Convention Center Grand Hotel in Beijing, China from June 26 to June 29, 2016, but the location of the conference actually holds significance of BMPs for LID.
In China, the rapid urbanization process in recent decades has led to a worsening “city syndrome” situation, such as urban flooding, water pollution, heat-island effects and ecologic deterioration, that exists in many urban areas. As a result, in recent years much attention and efforts have been given to finding solutions to these and other environmental problems.
“The building industry in California has been advocating for multi-benefit, regional-scale solutions to solve complex stormwater management water quality problems for more than 15 years," said Grey. "This is an opportunity to share the knowledge base we have built through our advocacy and education efforts in California concerning compliance with stormwater management permits, and to gain new knowledge and insights from our Chinese counterparts."
The International LID conference will cover areas such as water quality and quantity control standards as well as proprietary technologies and modeling of urban storm water runoff for LID planning and design. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity for LID and green infrastructure (GI) professionals to exchange experiences, share results and implementation strategies with hundreds of colleagues, of various backgrounds and experiences, from all over the world.
LID has gained widespread recognition as an ecologically sound and sustainable approach to storm water management, especially in terms of urban storm water runoff quantity and quality control since the early 2000’s. The international forum for storm water management has continued to provide a place for professionals to present the latest developments, technologies and case studies related to LID and GI technology since 2004.
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