Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques

July 10, 2015

Between balancing the complex physical and biological elements and attaining needed improvements, stream restoration can be challenging on any construction or roadway project.

Join two-time former IECA President, David T. Williams, to brush up on your stream restoration basics in the final part of our Surface Water Master Class! In this two-session webinar, we’ll discuss the basics concepts, computations, roles, and techniques of a successful stream restoration project, and how you can put this into action on your construction and roadway projects.

This two part webinar will be available live on Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30 11:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT, and available on-demand after the live event. Register for the event by clicking the button below.

Whether new to a stream restoration team or just needing a refresher, this webinar provides an overview of the stream restoration process from development to design. Join Williams as he addresses the major stream restoration design areas and the associated tools, computations, and confirmations, including:

  • Fluvial Geomorphology: Stream patterns (meandering, braided, etc.), physical features of meanders, channel evolution, floodplain features, and stream classification
  • Hydrology: Determining appropriate design discharge for main channel geometric design and overbanks areas
  • Hydraulics and Channel Dimensions: Development of the main channel width, depth and slope
  • Back Check of Design: Confirming resulting hydraulics and flow duration meet all objectives

Additionally, we’ll discuss the key elements of successful stream restoration project and team development. Within this discussion, Williams will outline the best practices in stream restoration needs identification, development of timelines and project objectives, and identification of design team disciplines and expertise requirements. And finally, we’ll take a look at how to best interweave these elements in your planning to produce a sound, successful, and sustainable stream restoration project.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Learn the best practices in planning a stream restoration project from beginning to the end.
  • Understand the key design areas, computations, and tools in stream restoration.
  • Understand how to determine the design discharge.
  • Learn how to use regional regression relationships to determine channel dimensions.
  • Understand the value and use of biotechnical methods in stream restoration projects.

Surface Water Master Class Series
This session is the fourth installment of our 8-session Surface Water Master Class Series. Currently, we are offering the full Master Class Series at a discounted rate. If you are interested in purchasing the full Master Class Series, you can find information and the registration link here.

David T. Williams
DTW and Associates

Live: Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30 11:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Credits: 3 PDH / 0.3 CEU