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Call for Abstracts

The 2020 ASCE-EWRI International LID Conference, will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

It will highlight the mainstreaming of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and LID in municipal programming as well as new and existing work and research in the United States and internationally.

Conference Topics

The technical committee is now accepting abstracts on the conference topics listed below:

  • Innovative LID/GI Research from Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Planning and related fields
  • Urban Stream Interactions and considerations when applying LID approaches
  • Case studies, perceptions, and innovations from industry
  • Social Perspectives for LID – instigating uptake in the community
  • International perspectives
  • LID maintenance
  • Municipal challenges and successes
  • Municipal programs for green infrastructure planning, design, construction and operations
  • Cold regions design and performance: research/technical
  • Regulatory developments for TMDLs, nutrient management, and stormwater permitting
  • Green infrastructure and LID construction, and operations, and maintenance
  • Advancing green infrastructure implementation in transportation planning, and engineering standard
  • Adapting to climate change using green infrastructure and LID measures
  • Modeling and tools for green infrastructure planning and design
  • Green infrastructure and LID case studies
  • Public outreach and education
  • Workshops and short courses


Abstracts must be:

  • In English
  • Approximately 250 words but no longer than 1 page in length
  • Your own work
  • No more than 2 submissions per person (as the presenter)
  • Only 1 of which may be approved for oral presentation
  • Only 1 of which may be approved for poster presentation

Abstracts must NOT be:

  • Autobiographical
  • Previously published (except if for oral presentation only)
  • Commercial or Promotional

ASCE/EWRI membership is encouraged, but not required for submission. Submitters whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, whether oral or poster, are expected to register for and attend the conference.

You are especially encouraged to submit abstracts that address the design, performance, and policy aspects of LID and Green Infrastructure use in the Washington DC Metro Area, and in low relief coastal areas. The committee also invites the submission of “synthesis” type papers that pull together the results of a variety of studies to present what would be considered the state of the practice today.

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