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.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
12 weeks
Tuition: $699
Can be applied to:
Climate Action Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Apr 2, 2025
  • Wed, Apr 2 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 9 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 16 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 23 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 30 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 7 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 14 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 21 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 28 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 4 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 11 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 18 (self-paced all week)
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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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