Registration is now open for the following three shortcourses on river restoration in the summer of 2020:
River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and Ecological Tools
22-26 June 2020, Beaumont du Ventoux, Provence, France
This shortcourse/workshop emphasizes understanding geomorphic process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration projects and programs, with specific applications and field visits to Mediterranean and mountain environments. The course draws heavily on innovative process-based river restoration and management experiences in France and elsewhere in the EU, complemented by experiences in North America.
Instruction includes lectures, field exercises, problem sets and workshops on approaches to planning and implementing process-based restoration, with instructors drawn from both sides of the Atlantic. Offered in English under the auspices of H2O’Lyon (School of Integrated Watershed Sciences, University of Lyon).
Sediment Transport in Stream Assessment and Design
27-31 July 2020, Logan, Utah USA
This course is intended for those who wish to understand and apply the principles of sediment transport to alluvial channel assessment and design. Principles of open channel flow and sediment transport are combined with watershed-scale, hydrologic and sediment source analysis to place channel assessment and design in the appropriate context. Tools for estimating sediment supply at the watershed to reach level are applied in class exercises.
The course balances advance reading, lecture, field work, and hands-on exercises for estimating sediment supply, calculating sediment transport rates, and forecasting channel response to water and sediment supply. This course builds upon the principles of river geomorphology taught in the Sagehen course; its lead instructor (Peter Wilcock) is co-instructor of the Sagehen course.
Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration
17-21 Aug 2020, Truckee, California USA
This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants.
Now in its 26th successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and facilities, such as an outdoor classroom, stream table to demonstrate channel adjustments, on-site laboratory, and Sagehen Creek, with its rich history of research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology. Instructors drawn from multiple disciplines, from both research and practice.
Photo of Pont Saint Bénézet on the Rhone River in Provence, France by Marcel S. from Pixabay.