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.
Register Now: Tucson, AZ -- January 16-18, 2014
Early registration deadline Dec 13, 2013; Regular registration deadline Jan 4, 2014
Continuing Education Options:
- Certified Floodplain Managers can receive 12 CECs.
- Arizona Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) LA CES PDH applied for.
Course Description. Through WMG's training in 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.
- Urbanization & Benefits of Urban Water Harvesting
- Stream Restoration in Urban and Rural 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 practices
Course Instructor. Van Clothier has been restoring the waters in Arizona and New Mexico for over 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.