June 27, 2014

Sustainable Infrastructure: How to Turn Dreams into Reality

The ENVISION Rating System




October 23, 2013

A Look at New LID Projects in Houston

Bagby Street Corridor

Birnamwood Drive

Harris County Public Infrastructure Department Update

Sjolander Road - Harris County Low Impact Development Roadway Project


April 18, 2013

Landscape Architecture & Low Impact Development

Green Infrastructure in NYC

Can You Imagine? Building a Sense of Place

Native Plant Material Reseach Methods and Findings




June 27, 2012

Bioswale Seminar

Houston LWSF Introduction

Aguirre & Fields Bioswale Retrofit

Mossy Oaks Drive

City of Houston Bagby Street

Harris County Birnamwood Drive Project

Kendal Library




September 10, 2009

Questions & Answers: On the Low Impact Development Design Competition

Competition Overview and Program Description

Green Roadway Project

Attendance Record

Summary of Questions Asked and Answers Given


June 17, 2009

Storm Water Reuse: The How's and Why's

Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation, Dan Pope, Irrigation Consultant

Modeling a Rainwater Reuse Modeling, Jay Morris, Kimley-Horn & Associates

Design & Implementation of Harvested Water in Buildings, Ajay Shah, Shah Smith & Associates

Rainwater Reuse: How and Why, Mark Ulliman, Ben E. Keith Foods


May 27, 2009

The Cost of Water

Future Water Costs in the Houston Metropolitan Region (PDF), Jeff Taylor, Southeast Texas Division Manager, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Water Conservation and LEED Credits (PDF), Mikel Wilkins, Project Manager, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Water Conservation in the State of Texas (PDF),Carole D. Baker, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District


April 29, 2009

Houston Case Studies: Projects Utilizing LID Features

Gene Green Beltway 8 Park (LEED Silver registered)


February 3-4, 2009

2-Day Low Impact Development Workshop


About Larry Coffman

LID Overview Paper

1 LID Intro - Overview

2 LID Ecological Goals

3 Site Planning Techniques

4 Bioretention Design

5 H - H Methods

6 Developer Persp. - Cost Benefits

7 Redevelopment - Retrofit

8 Construction issues Ground

9 Urban Retrofit Santa Monica Shapiro

10 Acomb_Marion County_LID_040207

11 Roadblocks




November 17, 2008

1-Day Applied Stream Morpholgy Workshop

Proceedings are not available for this event.


July 17, 2008

City of Houston Announces Changes To Storm Water Design Requirements

Presentation by Mark Loethen,PE, City Engineer


June 24, 2008

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Developing A Site-Based Point System for LEED®

Presentation by Dr. Steve Windhager not currently available. For more information, visit:


May 13, 2008

Houston Case Studies: Wastewater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting

Wastewater Reuse Case History 1 (PP), Ray Young, PE, President, WaterEngineers, Inc..

Wastewater Reuse Case History 2 (PP),John Blount,Director of Planning & Operations, Harris County Public Infrastructure Department

Rainwater Harvest Case History 1 (PP), Kimberly Hickson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, BNIM Architects

Rainwater Harvest Case History 2 (PP), Kathleen English, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, English + Associates Architects


April 23, 2008

Storm Water Quality Management During Construction:

How will The New Texas General Permit Impact Your Projects?

Program Handout

"Construction General Permit Renewal" (PP), Courtney Mize, Storm Water Investigator, Region 12, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

"Don't Get Cited For A Dirty Site"(PP), Nick Russo, Assitant Group Manager, Watershed Protection Group, Harris County Public Infrastructure Department


March 13, 2008 and February 6, 2008

Harris County Unveils New Low Impact Development Design Regulations:

What Can It Mean For Your Projects?

Program Handout

"Introduction to Harris County's LID Regulation" (PP), John Blount, P.E., Director of Planning & Operations, Harris County Public Infrastructure Department

"Hydrology of LID" (Resource Guide only), Jennifer Walker, P.E., CFM, Associate Vice President, Dodson & Associates

"Economics of LID" (PP), David Peters, P.E. CFM, D.WRE, Project Manager, Camp Dresser McKee (CDM)

"LID Application Profiles" (PP), Kevin Shanley, ASLA, President, The SWA Group


If you have any questions or would like more information about the Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum please contact

Steering Committee Chair

Robert Adair




Steering Committee

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