An Advanced Stream Restoration Design Workshop is slated for Nov. 27-29 at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kealy St. in Lewisville, Texas.
"This will be a comprehensive workshop addressing various aspects of stream restoration design, including how streams impact urbanization, stream assessment, legal issues, and a review of salient case studies," says David Waidler, workshop coordinator and research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas.
Waidler says the workshop builds on an entry-level stream restoration workshop previously offered and is intended for engineers, city officials, and those who have completed initial training in stream processes and assessment.
"This workshop takes a hands-on approach to stream surveying by taking participants to evaluate a degraded stream segment," Waidler says. "Using this information, we will explore the existing design options and their respective strengths and weaknesses."
Workshop sign-in begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 27, with presentations to follow at 8:45 a.m. The day's topics, to be presented by Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state specialist in biological and agricultural engineering at Dallas, include a review of stream processes, hydraulics and hydrology, stream survey methodology, and hands-on and "boots-in" stream survey field work.