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Fluvial Geomorphology 101 (for Those Who Skipped It In College)


This course is the third installment in our Surface Water Webinar Series—others include “Hydrology 101,” “Hydraulics 101,” and “Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques.” Sign up now for all four and save nearly 10% while earning 8 PDH / 0.8 CEU!

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

Join two-time former IECA President and returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams for this live, educational, two-part webinar about the evolution, structure, function, intricacies, and dynamics of river system behavior as well as fluvial geomorphology's theories and principles; theoretical and applied approaches; and tools and technology relating to river forms, sedimentation, hydraulics, and streambank erosion and protection.

In these sessions, we will examine the fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology and how it intersects with other disciplines, such as geology, ecology, engineering, etc. After covering the basics, we will 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
    We will 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. We will also discuss watershed hydrological classification, channel profile and shape, and limitations of channel layouts for stream restoration projects.
  • Fluvial Geomorphology, Part II 
    We will 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 will identify various channel forms and their important features as well as discover the Rosgen stream classification system, guidelines, and best practices for use. We will also take a look at the inclusion of geomorphology in advanced stream restoration projects, including channel forming discharge and equilibrium slopes.

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.
  • Explore the relationship among river forms, streambank protection, and erosion control.
  • Discover the significance of stream restoration as it relates to fluvial geomorphology.
  • Identify the functional components of a watershed and river.

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* 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.
* 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: 2 PDH / 0.2 CEU

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