New Waves April 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

River Systems Institute offers week-long Instream Flow Habitat Modeling course

The River Systems Institute at Texas State University will conduct a short course May 16-20 on the theory and application of physical habitat based instream flow modeling. Course participants will use a Windows version of the Physical Habitat Simulation System for one-dimensional hydraulic and habitat based analyses.

The course will also include the theory and application of Habitat Suitability Criteria (HSC) development, guild approaches for aquatic communities, spatial niche analysis techniques, habitat time series, effective habitat analyses and related time series based project flow scenario comparisons. The course will be closed at 25 participants and each participant must bring their own laptop computer.  The cost of the course is $1,000 and includes all software, example data sets, lecture and laboratory manuals and an extensive library of instream flow-related references. Hotel, travel and meals are not included.

Intent to attend the course must be received by May 6. To send intent to attend or for more information, contact Sarah Wardlow at or 512.245.9201, or Dr. Thom Hardy at or 512.245.6729.

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