Track 1 Day 2: Surowiec Paquette


LID Inspection, Maintenance and Asset Management for Stormwater Infrastructure in Regional Road Right-of-Ways

Thursday March 26, 2020
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Hall A)


Bernadeta Surowiec, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Samantha Paquette, Region of Peel


As municipalities implement low impact development (LID) practices, it is crucial to plan for inspection and maintenance to ensure the long-term success and performance.

Through a longstanding partnership, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is supporting the Region of Peel Transportation Division with the development of LID standard operating procedures as well as incorporating LID infrastructure into asset management programs.

This joint presentation will touch upon the collaborative stormwater work between the Region and CVC.


Learning Objectives

1. Learn how to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maintain service levels and ensure performance of LID infrastructure.

2. Learn how to develop a training program for operations and maintenance staff to ensure LID assets adhere to water quality and quantity design objectives over the long term.

3. Understand how to integrate LID assets into asset management programs.



Bernadeta Surowiec

Bernadeta Surowiec is Integrated Water Management Specialist for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

At CVC, Bernadeta is responsible for implementing and performance monitoring green infrastructure, low impact development, and pollution prevention projects.

Prior to joining CVC, Bernadeta obtained both her Masters of Engineering and Masters of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto.

Samantha Paquette

Samantha Paquette is a Project Manager for the Infrastructure Programming and Studies team at the Region of Peel.

A graduate of the University of Guelph, Samantha is a landscape architect with 10 years of experience in the environmental sector and wide-ranging expertise in green infrastructure.

At the Region of Peel, Samantha works closely with internal and external groups to manage the implementation of green infrastructure solutions to ensure that they are designed, constructed, and maintained appropriately. She also manages the stormwater monitoring and environmental permits and approvals programs, with a focus on species at risk.

Samantha previously worked at Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), where she was responsible for the development and implementation of integrated water management programs and projects.