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Fluvial Geomorphology 101 (for Those Who Skipped It in College) - 2017


Whether you're working on a water resources project, stream restoration, bank stabilization, or simply are looking to brush up on the fluvial geomorphology basics…you're in luck. We're diving beyond the surface of fluvial geomorphology and into the depths to catch you up with the latest theories, approaches, and tools.

Join two-time former IECA President and returning speaker, David T. Williams for the third part of our Surface Water Master Class Series, a live 2-session presentation series exploring the fundamentals of river system behavior, intricacies, and dynamics, as well as fluvial geomorphology's theories and principals; theoretical and applied approaches; and tools and technology relating to river forms, sedimentation, hydraulics, and streambank erosion and protection.

In this 2-session presentation, we'll explore the fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology examining the evolution, structure, function, intricacies, and dynamics of river systems, and how fluvial geomorphology intersects with other disciplines (e.g., geology, ecology, engineering, etc.). After covering the basics, we'll delve deeper into watersheds, hillslope and stream hydrology, soil erosion and land degradation, river channel dynamics, sediment transport, flooding and flood management, floodplains, and deltas.

  • Fluvial Geomorphology 101, Part I
    In this session we’ll explore fluvial geomorphology and its relationship with watersheds, including the common terms and watershed elements, stability and instability definitions and conditions, and causes of river instability. Additionally, we’ll discuss watershed hydrological classification, channel profile and shape, and limitation of channel layouts for stream restoration projects.
  • Fluvial Geomorphology, Part II 
    In this session we’ll move beyond river behavior and into the computational tools you can use to determine design features for restoring streams based upon fluvial geomorphologic theories. We’ll continue the discussion with various channel forms and their important features, as well as explore the Rosgen stream classification system, guidelines, and best practices for use. Finally, we’ll take a look at advanced stream restoration projects and their involvement of geomorphology, including channel forming discharge and  equilibrium slopes.

Miss a session? Not a problem! All live sessions are recorded and available on-demand to watch at your leisure.

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

  • Learn fluvial geomorphology concepts and terms.
  • Understand the fundamental forces of nature that determine the forms of a river.
  • Understand the relationship of river forms, stream bank protection, and erosion control.
  • Learn the significance stream restoration as it relates to fluvial geomorphology.
  • Recognize the functional components of a watershed and river.

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour and 30 minutes 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.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 3 H 0 M
Lectures: 2
Credits: 3 PDH / 0.3 CEU

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