Short Course on River Restoration in France

posted Feb 23, 2010, 7:53 PM by Joseph Wheaton   [ updated Feb 24, 2010, 7:20 AM ]

River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and Ecological Tools

Early-bird registration ends March 1st.

A 5-Day shortcourse, 7-11 June 2010, Lyon and Provence, France

This workshop provides training in fluvial geomorphic tools to assess the status of rivers, to identify on-going trends and their causes, and to develop programs of measures to reverse ecological decline and restore fluvial processes that can create habitats and improve water quality.

The course emphasizes understanding geomorphic process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration projects and programs. It covers general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, with specific applications and field visits to Mediterranean and mountain environments. The course and course materials are in English, but draw heavily on river restoration and management experiences in France and elsewhere in the EU, complemented by experiences in North America.

This professional training course is designed for managers, landscape architects, planners, ecologists, engineers, and members of other professions with interests in river restoration.

Instructors include Matt Kondolf (UC Berkeley), Hervé Piégay (CNRS Lyon), David Sear (University of Southampton), Frederic Liébault (CEMAGREF Grenoble), Simon Dufour (Université Aix-Marseille), Nicolas Lamouroux (Université Lyon 1), Laurent Schmitt (Université Lyon 2), Anne-Julia Rollet (Université du Caen Basse-Normandie), Mark Tompkins (Newfields River Basin Services), Walter Binder (Bavarian Interior Ministry, ret.), Alastair Driver (Environment Agency, UK).

Course materials include the reference text Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology (John Wiley & Sons 2003), >40 relevant papers and manuals on CD-rom, and printed lecture notes and field trip guides. Tuition includes course materials, field transportation, lunches, four Provençal dinners, and an introduction to the terroir, vineyards, and land-use history of the region. Inexpensive lodging is available within a few minutes’ walk of the conference venue.

Tuition is 1250€, if registered by March 1, 2010.

For more information, please visit: WWW.INSTITUTBEAUMONT.COM
Joseph Wheaton,
Feb 23, 2010, 8:08 PM