Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Program – Advanced Stream Restoration Design
January 20–22, 2021
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Rivers and streams are at the core of many urban areas. These waterways perform many important functions such as transporting runoff and sediments, as well as providing habitat for wildlife and moderating temperatures. Natural stream design helps restore and maintain these functions and minimize negative impacts of urbanization, such as erosion and flooding. Maintaining or restoring riparian vegetation along urban streams can also improve surface water quality throughout the watershed by filtering nonpoint source pollution.
This three-day advanced workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas Riparian Association, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects and is more in-depth than the one-day trainings. Materials presented in the training will help attendees understand at a deeper level:
- natural stream processes,
- classification of streams using the Rosgen system,
- natural channel design techniques,
- regulatory overview,
- stream survey procedures,
- bioassessment, and
- natural design structures.
Each section contains information and resources for each topic. The course qualifies for several continuing education units (CEUs).
Continuing education units available:
- Texas Water Resources Institute
- Texas Floodplain Management Association
- Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “acceptable for HSW credit”
- The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers
- Check with your chapter for Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners to see if it is approved for your area.
The cost will be $75 and includes all training materials and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration will be required by January 15, 2021. The event will be offered online and will include lectures, videos, worksheets and breakout groups.
Please register online through the link above or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College at Texas A&M University. It is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.