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Low Impact Development Center: Watershed Resource Site
Low Impact Development Center is a non-profit organization advancing low impact development technology, a land planning and engineering design approach to maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developing watersheds.

CMHC: Research Report On Water Runoff & Site Planning
CMHC research report summarizes effects of site design approaches, site infrastructure methods and site development standards on the potential for reducing or eliminating water runoff from new development. It says from the perspective of sustainability, evaluations of development plans should include an additional criterion under environmental impact - rainwater management. 2007 (PDF)

WBDG: Low Impact Development: An Alternative Site Design Strategy
Whole Building Design Guide site explains Low Impact Development, using natural and engineered infiltration and storage to control storm water where it is generated.
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