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North Texas

A Collaborative Effort to Inform and Educate

Our Mission is to enchance, enable and integrate sustainable use of land and water for North Texas continued growth and economic vitality.  

Steering Committee 

Who we are and the constituencies we represent

Upcoming North Texas LID Event:

LID in North Texas iSWM workshop

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is hosting a workshop titled "Low Impact Development in North Texas using iSWM" The workshop will demonstrate the feasibility of achieving Low Impact Development (LID) site designs through the tools and techniques found in the integrated Stromwater Management (iSWM™) Manuals. This workshop will build on the success of the 2012 North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competition conducted by the North Texas Land/Water Sustainabilty Forum (NTLWSF). Learn about the collaborative process used to create a LID site plan and teh economic, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of LID/iSWM design. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to attend an optional tour of the nearby Green at College Park, an extensive LID stormwater management feature and urban oasis certifed by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES). The class will provide 3.0 Professional Development hours for professional engineers.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required as space is limited. To allow for widespread access, registration is limited to no more than 5 persons per organization. For those unable to attend the workshop, a video of the presentations will be posted to the iSWM Tools web page following the event.

Date: October 11, 2013, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Check-in at 7:45 AM)
Location: University of Texas at Arlington, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W 1st Street, Arlington, TX 76019 (Parking information/passes will be e-mailed prior to the event).    

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Lesley Brooks, PE, CFM - Freese and Nichols
Ben McWhorter, EIT, CFM - Freese and Nichols
Janna Tidwell, RLA, ASLA - Schrickel, Rollins, and Associates


Low Impact Development Design Competition 

Competition Program with all rules and general criteria for the Competition 

Click here to view the nine Finalists giving their 7-minute 'lightning' format presentations

The North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum's LID Design Competition came to a conclusion at the Finals Event on November 6, 2012