Past Webinars

Designing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Webinar Description: This training is intended for technical professionals involved with the siting, design, implementation, permitting, and regulation for effective stormwater management using green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).  The courses emphasize understanding the basic principles of stormwater management design while advancing the state-of-practice. While the bulk of the practice has not

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) 101 for New England Communities

Webinar Description:This is an introductory training appropriate for community members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island interested in green stormwater infrastructure. The training will provide an overview of green stormwater infrastructure, as well as a discussion of system nomenclature, performance and suitability for implementation considerations. This training is a precursor to

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Saving Land, Water, and Money With Smart Local Land Use Regulations

Description:Adopting nature-based and low impact development solutions can help effectively manage stormwater while conserving land, protecting water quality, and reducing maintenance costs. Outdated bylaws and regulations sometimes prevent communities from implementing these win-win solutions, however. Learn how Mass Audubon’s Bylaw Review Tool can help you give your community’s land use

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Mapping Nature Based-Solutions for Climate Resilience: Developing Potential Implementation Actions

Webinar Description:Explore a tool to cite nature-based solutions for climate resilience outcomes. This tool can help guide implementation of NBS by looking at how inland flood, coastal flood, and drought hazards overlap with opportunities for nature-based solutions. The talk will explore a few examples of MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness climate resilience priority actions, walk through

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Managing Shifts in Community Resilience Priorities in Light of COVID-19

SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES  COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:  An Opportunity for a Stronger New England  As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences and challenges in

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Got LID? A Municipal Self-Assessment Tool for Rhode Island Communities

Workshop Description:  This webinar will showcase a new tool, designed to help compare your municipality’s development standards to national benchmarks for avoiding, reducing, and managing stormwater runoff.  We will cover the “whys” and “hows” of the LID Site Planning and Design Techniques: A Municipal Self-Assessment and discuss additional supporting materials and assistance.

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