River Restoration Short Course, France (Jun) or California (Aug) -
River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and Ecological Tools (5 spots remain)
15-19 June 2015, 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 is in English, but 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. Lead instructors include Drs. Matt Kondolf, Herve Piegay, Pete Downs, and Jeff Haltiner. Includes textbook, access to over 40 relevant papers and manuals on a password-protected site, and printed lecture and field trip notes.
This course will be a great chance to combine a love for river science with wonderful food, wine, and international connections. It will be held the week immediately prior to the IS.Rivers Conference. Website
Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration
17-21 August 2015, Truckee, California
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. This course emphasizes integration of hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, geomorphology, aquatic ecology, fisheries, and riparian ecology, and includes field measurements, mapping, and interpretation. Now in its 20th successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities. Course materials include text, relevant papers in pdf, and printed field and lecture notes. Website