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Evaluating Erosion, Sediment, and Sedimentation in Roadway Projects

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Go beyond the basics! Join Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., PH, CPESC, CISEC and Tina R. Evans, PE, CISEC, CPESC for the first installment of our advanced Sediment and Erosion Control for Roadway Projects Master Class SeriesEvaluating Erosion, Sediment, and Sedimentation on Roadway Projects, exploring the differences between erosion, sediment and sedimentation and developing an understanding of these variables allowing for the quantification of erosion and sediment yield on a roadway project site.

Erosion is the result of the combined effects of storm events, soil properties, topographic features, available cover, and land management practices, and results in the discharge of sediment. In order to minimize the discharge of sediment on roadway construction sites, we must first understand the erosion process and the resulting sediment yields.

Working through Fifield’s best-selling Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd ed.), this first module of our Sediment and Erosion Control for Roadway Project Master Class Series provides information to develop an understanding of these variables that allows for the quantification of erosion rates and sediment yield on a roadway project site. In addition, this first module provides the underpinning of material needed to fully understand the remaining modules about sediment containment systems, barriers, erosion control, and assessing sediment and erosion control plans.

Fifield and Evans provide comparisons to demonstrate the difference between erosion rates determined by the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE and RUSLE2), as well as present mechanics of sediment yield using the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE). Lastly, Fifield and Evans complete a sediment yield to runoff volume comparison providing participants with an understanding how the volume of sediment in runoff waters vary and impact commonly found BMPs on roadway project construction sites.

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

  • Understand the differences between erosion, sediment, and sedimentation.
  • Identify the limitations of erosion rate and sediment yield models.
  • Gain an introductory understanding of the concept of a "sedigraph".
  • Understand sediment vs. runoff volumes.

Sediment and Erosion Control for Roadway Projects 
Master Class Series

This Evaluating Erosion, Sediment, & Sedimentation in Roadway Projects presentation is the first module in our Sediment and Erosion Control for Roadway Projects Master Class Series. Currently, we are offering the full Master Class Series at a discounted rate.

The Manual
Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans,
3rd Edition

by Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CISEC, CPESCThis presentation is based upon and works through the associated chapters in Jerald S. Fifield’s Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd ed.), and is presented as an intermediate to advanced exploration of erosion, sediment, and sedimentation. As such, we recommend purchasing the manual Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd ed.) with the presentation.


* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
*Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

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