HomeSustainable Stormwater Management: GSI Operations & Maintenance Course

The GSI Operations and Maintenance course, a three-day learning experience, is for landscape professionals seeking to strengthen or develop their service portfolio in the operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects.


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The course features two classroom days and one field day, and will provide landscape contractors and grounds managers with an understanding of the importance of operations and maintenance (O+M) of vegetated stormwater management practices, as well as of the tasks involved.


Balancing classroom instruction with in-the-field learning, this course brings together a mix of expert instructors from the public and private sectors, including representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Philadelphia Water Department.


The 2017 GSI O & M Course will take place on November 2, 3, and 10. Registration is now open. 


The course will cover 20 sections in total, including:

  • Identification and understanding of the components of stormwater management practices (SMP’s)
  • Diagnosis of and response to performance and safety issues
  • Adaptive and prescriptive management activities
  • Regulatory context for O+M


Participants will meet at Temple University Center City (Rm. 320) for class days (November 2 +3) and La Salle University & the Kemble Park Cluster for the field day (November 10). 


$375 per person
Includes breakfast and lunch all 3 days, as well as course materials

GSI Partners can access up to $5,000 in continuing education grants per year. This course is a great opportunity to use this member benefit. To learn more and apply for a grant, click here
To get a sense of what to expect, visit our website to review last year’s syllabus and instructor list.