2012 Learning Objectives

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2012 Learning Objectives

After completing study of this issue, students will be able to:

1.     Define Low Impact Development (LID).

2.     Define nonpoint source pollution.

3.     Explain the impacts of land use on watersheds.

4.     Understand the limitations and benefits of conventional stormwater management design versus LID.

5.     Identify and apply LID Best Management Practices (BMPs) and selection criteria.

6.     Explain how soils, wildlife, forestry, and aquatics affect and are affected by nonpoint source pollution (and its reduction) and LID.

7.     Identify how LID is used to manage stormwater.

8.     Explain the impacts urban sprawl has on nonpoint source pollution and how LID can be used to manage and reduce nonpoint source pollution.

9.     Analyze pros and cons of the application of LID Best Management Practices.

10.  Understand the relationship between LID hydrologic controls (i.e. retention ponds, swales, etc.) and water quality benefits.

11.  Provide examples of what individuals and communities can do to implement LID at home.