November 18 Webinar: Don't Run off!—Managing Stormwater in the Urban Landscape

November 11, 2020

AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, November 18 will explore urban water management and low impact development.  

Most rainfall in an urban area becomes runoff, which leads to greater peak flow and runoff volume than before the land was developed. Low impact development (LID), also known as green infrastructure or green stormwater infrastructure, is a paradigm of managing urban runoff by mimicking pre-development hydrology.

During this webinar, John McMaine, assistant professor and water management engineer extension state specialist at South Dakota State University, will explore how much impact LID can really have, the costs and benefits of the practice, and will challenge how we think about urban water management.

“Even small increases in impervious area (roofs, driveways, roads, parking lots) can lead to significant water quality and quantity issues. LID stormwater management mitigates these issues by restoring predevelopment hydrology,” said McMaine.

McMaine works with water management and water quality across agricultural and urban settings to research and develop practical water-centered solutions and empower stakeholders to implement strategies that improve water quality and quantity issues.

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on November 18:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser:

    Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172 


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at

About Iowa Learning Farms

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito

Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director                  

515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081