Rain is a resource

Online Training

 

Welcome to Rain is a Resource online training, a companion to the Rain is a Resource community of practice.  By participating, you will:

 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of issues relevant to urban runoff and stormwater management;
  • Connect with other groups and individuals across Canada that are working to advance green infrastructure;
  • Investigate your own community’s stormwater policy and practice and;
  • Create and begin to implement a local action plan to move towards transformative green infrastructure.

View the Rain is a Resource curriculum overview.

Homework assignment #1

Homework assignment #2

Local action planning template

Thanks to the Our Living Waters Network for supporting this collaborative initiative, which is facilitated by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Green Communities Canada.

Unit 1: Stormwater 101

In this unit, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of the natural and urban water cycles;
  • The impacts of disrupting the water balance;
  • The impacts or runoff polllution, and;
  • Traditional stormwater management measures.

Lesson 1: The natural and urban water cycles

Lesson 2: Urban runoff pollution

Lesson 3: Traditional stormwater management

More content:

Check your understanding with the Stormwater 101 self-assessment.

Unit 2: Green infrastructure

In this unit, you’ll learn:

 

  • The basic principles of green infrastructure
  • The different types of green infrastructure practices
  • Benefits of green infrastructure implementation
  • Common challenges of green infrastructure implementation.

Lesson 1: What is green infrastructure?

Lesson 2: Slow it down, soak it up, keep it clean

Lesson 3: Benefits of green infrastructure implementation

Lesson 4: Common challenges of green infrastructure implementation

More Content:

Test your understanding with the Green Infrastructure self-assessment.