River Management in Addressing Conflicting Priorities and Long-term Maintenance Challenges
This training course is an intense one-day overview of river processes (hydraulic, flooding, sediment transport and aquatic linkages) which is targeted towards professionals and passionate river enthusiasts involved in river and riparian corridor management, preservation, maintenance and rehabilitation. The overall objective of this course is to overview river process at a high level and identify conflicts in river management from planning-, policy-, science- and engineering-based perspectives ranging from the site-specific to watershed scales. This course is particularly relevant to senior managers in planning and management roles, young professionals, or those wishing to update their skill sets in the interdisciplinary fields of river science, planning, 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.