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The San Antonio LWSF LID Design Competition

For more information visit www.lwsforum.org

North Texas LID Design Competition 

View highlights from the Finals Event and Awards Program.

 

THE 2010 LID DESIGN COMPETITION WHITE PAPER IS NOW AVAILABLE

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HARRIS COUNTY LID DESIGN GUIDE APPROVED

The Harris County LID Design Guidewas approved by Commissioner's Court on April 19th. This document was developed in a collaborative effort guided by the HLWSF. It involved county and city staffs, the engineering, landscape architecture communities and other relevant organizations in the greater Houston area.

This Guide will inform a collaborative permitting process which is designed to expedite permitting of LID-based projects. The objective is to get LID-based projects on the ground in our community without delay. Over the course of the next several years, LID-based project will be monitored and all parties to the development, design, permit, construction and regulatory communities will benefit from valuable on the ground experience with LID in our local conditions. Based on this experience, more formal code and guidelines will be developed.

Another important aspect of this LID Design Guide is that it's adoption by Harris County provides the basis for approval by TCEQ of infrastructure reimbursements for LID-based projects carried out by MUDs.

Harris County is the first county in the State of Texas to adopt such Guidelines and the first local government in the Houston area to take such a comprehensive approach to LID-based project permitting.

 


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Regular meetings of the Forum are held at a rotating roster of conference facilities offered by supportive agencies and organizations located throughout the Houston area. Presenting speakers have expertise or hands-on experience to share on land/water sustainability issues. [more]

 

[ 2010 Competition Photos, Submittals and More]

 

SUSTAINABILITY  From the verb to sustain, meaning: to hold up; to bear; to support; to provide for; to maintain; to sanction; to keep going; to keep up; to prolong the life of.   SUSTAINABLE Capable of being sustained; capable of being continued with minimal long-term effect on the environment.

 

Our mission is to enhance, enable and integrate sustainable use of land and water for the Houston area's continued growth and economic vitality.

Across this country and the world, new ideas, methods, materials and technologies aimed at positively impacting the sustainability of land and water resources have been widely adopted, some are even being developed right here in Houston. This forum has been formed to provide exposure to the full range of these practices, to encourage their adoption, their adaptation where needed for the conditions found in our community—and to foster creativity in both the development of new solutions and the regulatory infrastructure that enables them.

Maintaining the pace of growth and development in the greater Houston area requires that those with a vested interest adopt new ideas and employ new methods that will insure that growth can be sustained. The forum seeks to engage the broadest possible range of constituent groups, in a collaborative effort that focuses on practical application rather than abstract theory in the exploration of incremental answers to some of the Houston area's most significant land/water sustainability issues.

     
 
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