Course Information

Name:Geomorphology and Nature Base Solutions

New Course:Yes

With increasing major flood events and aging infrastructure, more communities face threats to their infrastructure from stream and riverbank erosion.  Once the danger is revealed, the question becomes, “How long do I have before I have to repair it?” The answer depends on the erosion rate, the level of risk, the uncertainty in the channel processes — and cost. Our team will examine common types of infrastructure problems, demonstrate how geomorphology and remote sensing can hindcast and forecast the erosion, and present practical, successful solutions covering a range of complexities and budgets. Assessment and planning are key to avoiding these issues, and our team will share tips for doing that.


At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Explain the common risks to infrastructure along streams and rivers
  • Develop awareness about the importance of monitoring and assessment
  • Explore methods for hindcasting and forecasting channel erosion for capital planning purposes
  • Review the range of river and streambank stabilization practices that are available and relevant to small and large project sites

6/2/23 Seats Available: 149 / 150

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bryan Dick, George Fowler
TEAMS Virtual