Knowledge of river hydromorphology and geomorphological dynamics is essential for sustainable river design and management. It facilitates the assessment of risk, increases understanding within the Environmental Impact Assessment process, helps alleviate flooding impacts and informs instream flow requirements, system restoration and ecology.
This one day course includes presentations and discussions focused on the geomorphological approach to river management and field assessment methods.
This course is aimed at:
- Practitioners requiring a basic understanding of geomorphology and hydromorphology
- Those seeking a catchment-wide perspective for flood relief planning, Water Framework Directive related compliance and strategic restoration studies.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Introduce a geomorphological approach to sustainable river management
- Present the methods used in a geomorphological assessment and fluvial audit
- Discuss the situations where river geomorphology can be usefully applied and to indicate where further guidance/information can be found
Matthew Hemsworth BSc MSc MCIWEM C.WEM
Matt is a Principal Geomorphologist and JBA’s Lead Fluvial Geomorphologist. He has worked at JBA for over ten years leading river restoration, sediment management, weir removal, WFD assessment and restoration optioneering and design projects. Matt has delivered geomorphology and river restoration training to a variety of clients and co-delivers the River Restoration and Sustainable Floodplain Management PgCert course for Lancaster University.