CLM620

Green Infrastructure: Innovative Approaches to Urban Water Management

Green infrastructure (GI) signals a new chapter in urban water management across the globe. GI provides adaptive nature-based solutions to managing water and helping cities and their inhabitants become more climate resilient. In this course, you’ll discover innovative GI designs, applications and policies, as well as equity and environmental justice-based principles in leading, planning, and implementing GI approaches. Whether you’re a policy maker or a professional working on water management solutions, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to take an active role in your community’s grey to green transition.

Overview

Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration:
12 weeks
Tuition: $749

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Upcoming Offerings

Start Date
Schedule
Location
Instructor
Cost
Seats Available
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Start DateWed, Mar 29, 2023
Schedule
  • Wed, Mar 29 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 5 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 12 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 19 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 26 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 3 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 10 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 17 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 24 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 31 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 7 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 14 (self-paced all week)
LocationOnline
Cost$749.00
Seats Available23
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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Explain what green infrastructure is and why cities are increasingly making a transition to nature-based solutions for water management
  • Describe the diverse and multi-level benefits of GI solutions in terms of increasing climate resilience, biodiversity and social equity
  • Analyze and assess governmental policies and community initiatives that drive or hinder successful GI uptake
  • Identify adaptive, equity-based and justice-oriented leadership skills and management practices for implementing green infrastructure
  • Evaluate your community’s current water management approaches and your own potential impact in the grey to green transition

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend about 8 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect reading, videos, online discussions and skill-building activities

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional development credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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