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Track 1 Day 2: Wilson


Focusing on Solutions: Kitchener’s Advancement in Integrated Stormwater Management

Thursday March 21, 2019
9:30 to 10:00 am


Matt Wilson, City of Kitchener


The City of Kitchener has recently (November, 2016) created policy relating to stormwater management criteria for urban development initiatives.

The new policy requires a portion of stormwater runoff to be retained on site using a combination of infiltration, evapotranspiration and/or rainwater re-use etc. These requirements are in addition to meeting traditional stormwater criteria for water quantity and quality treatment.

The implementation phase of the new stormwater policy is over two years old and the processes/practices used to meet the new criteria for site development, subdivision development and road reconstruction projects has evolved considerably over this timeframe.

Learning Objectives

1. To understand stormwater development charges, stormwater utility rate and credit programs, and municipal stormwater policy (including retention criteria).

2. To learn about implementation of low impact development on public property (municipal right-of-way), and on private properties (site and subdivision planning).

3. To understand the costs associated with implementation of Low Impact Development for public and private developments based on the City of Kitchener’s experience.


Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matthew Wilson completed a master’s degree at the University of Guelph and has two decades of private and public sector work experience in the same field of water resources engineering.

Matthew is currently focused on the promotion and adoption of low impact development stormwater strategies into routine municipal work.