River Management in Addressing Conflicting Priorities and Long-term Maintenance Challenges
This 1-day course is targeted towards professionals and passionate river enthusiasts involved in riparian corridor management, preservation, maintenance and rehabilitation of rivers. The overall objective of the course is to provide a high-level overview of river processes and identify conflicts in river management from various planning, watershed, reach and site-specific scales. This course is particularly relevant to senior managers and young professionals in the fields of river science, planning, management, and engineering.
Dr. Bill Annable, PhD, PhD, PEng, PE, PGeo, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. For the past 25 years, Bill has been researching the hydraulic, sediment transport, morphologic and eco-hydraulic characteristics and linkages of rivers across North America and Europe. His principle research focus is on investigating the effects of hydromodification due to land-use change on both urban and rural settings, and the bio-physical linkages between aquatic communities and their physical habitat conditions (including hydraulics, sediment transport, and groundwater/surface water interaction). Bill has designed, monitored and supervised the construction of river rehabilitation projects across North America with over 3,000 km of rivers studied and over 200 km of river channels rehabilitated. Bill has also investigated with colleagues the eco-hydraulic linkages of domesticated watersheds in Switzerland and Italy to assist in developing rehabilitation strategies to rehabilitate watercourses influenced by hydropeaking schemes.