Fluvial Geomorphology for Erosion Control Professionals

Presented by: Dr. David Williams, PE, CFM, PH, CPESC

Education Track: Wetland, Stream Bank, and Shoreline Restoration
Course Length: Half Day
Credit: 3 Professional Development Hours
Technical Level: Intermediate

Whether you're working on a stream restoration or bank stabilization, or any type of river project, you need to understand the river system as a whole. This is where fluvial geomorphology comes in. We will explore the fundamentals of river system behavior, intricacies, and dynamics, as well as fluvial geomorphology's theories and principals; theoretical and applied approaches; and tools and technology relating to river forms, sedimentation, hydraulics, and streambank erosion and protection.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn fluvial geomorphology concepts and terms.
  2. Understand the fundamental forces of nature that determine the forms of a river.
  3. Understand the relationship of river forms, stream bank protection, and erosion control.
  4. Learn the significance stream restoration as it relates to fluvial geomorphology.
  5. Recognize the functional components of a watershed and river.

Interested in this course? Please contact IECA Education at: education@ieca.org | 303-640-7554

Presented by Dr. David Williams, PE, CFM, PH, CPESC

Dr. David Williams, PE, CFM, PH, CPESC, the president of DTW and Associates, and 2 time president of IECA, has over 40 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known nationally and internationally for his contributions to the industry. He is well versed in the widely used computer programs HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, and HEC-6. In addition to teaching these and other topics, Dr. Williams is also a nationally recognized expert in sedimentation engineering, streambank protection, stream restoration, erosion control and in developing innovative solutions to difficult hydraulic and hydrologic design problems in rivers and estuaries. He is the recipient of the 2013 IECA Sustained Contributor of the Year Award, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and was the chair of the ASCE Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, Stream Restoration, and Risk, Uncertainty & Probabilistic Approaches Committees.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA