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Workshop Calendar & Registration

As urban runoff continues to be a significant burden to Texas waterways, implementing LID principles and practices allows water to be managed in a way that reduces the impact of built areas and promotes the natural movement of water within an ecosystem or watershed. Come learn about how LID practices and policies can be implemented in your Texas community!

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (LBJWC) are holding a series of FREE LID workshops in eight communities containing local water resources impacted by urban nonpoint source pollution. These workshops will familiarize regional stakeholders with LID - it’s design, engineering, and development - and work with public officials to address code limitations and amendments.

National LID expert Mr. Larry S. Coffman will lead the two-day event. Mr. Coffman has over 36 years of experience in urban stormwater management and is considered the nation’s foremost expert on LID technologies and programs. Mr. Coffman was a founder of the LID Center; pioneer of Bioretention (Rain Gardens) and the principle author of the nationally acclaimed Prince George’s County, Maryland’s LID planning and design manuals. These workshops will also feature participation from local and regional professionals, researchers, and water quality practitioners.

Beginning November 2010 and continuing through April 2011, workshops will be in the Houston, Orange, Waco, Dallas / Fort Worth, McAllen, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi regions. Houston kicked off the series on November 8-9, 2010 hosted by the Harris County Flood Control District and co-sponsored by the Houston Land Water Sustainability Forum.

For more information about these workshops prepared in cooperation with, and financed through grants by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, download the workshop information packet at right. This document includes more workshop details, including a general agenda, sponsorship information, dates, and topics / speakers. Or email us at

Workshop Calendar & Registration

Texas LID Workshop overview