Next Training: To Be Determined.
This training is a part of WMG's Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) program, which provides advanced trainings in green infrastructure, water harvesting, eco-sanitation, and watershed restoration. WMG's goal is to transfer this advanced technical knowledge to residents, professionals, educators, and community activists who will integrate these practices into their work and teach others.
Continuing Education Options:
- Certified Floodplain Managers can receive 6 core CECs for day 1 and 4 core CECs for the ½ day bonus. Total for both = 10 core CECs.
- Arizona Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) members can receive CEUs.
Course Description. Through WMG's 1-day training in Urban Dryland Stream Restoration, participants will gain a basic understanding of how to read and assess landscape forms and processes, design of small-scale restoration features, and hands-on implementation of those features. Emphasis will also be placed on urban wash restoration approaches and practices from backyard to larger drainage scales.
- Site assessment, design, and planning sessions
- Hands-on restoration workshop
- Urbanization & Benefits of Urban Water Harvesting
- Stream Restoration in Urban Settings
- Restoration Techniques & Features
Application and Implementation
- Project Design & Layout
- Reading the Landscape On-Site
- Hands-on Restoration Workshops, including:
- Assessment of recent history of a watercourse
- Identification of problems and solutions
- Construction of watershed restoration earthworks
Course Instructor. Van Clothier has been restoring the waters in Arizona and New Mexico for 10 years. His firm, Stream Dynamics, Inc., specializes in turning runoff and erosion problems into water harvesting opportunities with water harvesting earth works, urban stormwater retrofits, and riparian and wetland restoration in both urban and wildland settings. Van has worked on a variety of water resources projects with regional stream restoration and water harvesting experts including Bill Zeedyk and Brad Lancaster. He has a degree in physics, and has completed the River Restoration and Natural Channel Design stream restoration course schedule taught by Dr. Dave Rosgen. He is the co-author with Bill Zeedyk of a book called Let the Water Do the Work: Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels, which will serve as an optional textbook for this class.