As communities across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed face challenges with regulatory compliance, growth, flooding, and maintaining existing infrastructure, significant capital investments in stormwater infrastructure will be required. Green infrastructure is a preferred stormwater best management practice that can achieve multiple community benefits. This course outlines strategies for integrating green infrastructure into capital projects such as roads, utilities, parks, and schools. By utilizing an integrated "Dig Once" approach, communities can achieve more cost-effective solutions and a greater return on investment.
Module 1: Introduction to Capital Planning & the Concept of “Dig Once” (25 min)
Module 2: Setting Up for Success (27 min)
Module 3: Modifying the Capital Improvement Planning Process (24 min)
Module 4: Putting it All Together (24 min)