Practical river functioning and restoration guidance

JBA Catchment and River Restoration training course

River managers, riparian land owners, river users and river guardians are faced with local river instability on a day-to-day basis. This practical one day field-based course offers the opportunity to discuss real-life issues. The course is limited to eight people and will include activities and group discussions. The site visit can be chosen by participants, linked to a specific river related issue. An experienced geomorphologist will lead the evaluation process to define cause and effect and suggest sustainable solutions. The course will also cover obligations under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

You can combine this course with ‘Introduction to Hydromorphology and Fluvial Geomorphology’. Contact Felicity Clarke at or on 01756 799 919 for more details.

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Individuals with river-related management issues who seek sustainable solutions.

  • Recognise the opportunities contained within the WFD, linked to improving the status of our rivers
  • Introduce simple methods to read our rivers and apply the knowledge to dynamic channel restoration
  • Present practical techniques for identifying river issues and probable river response
  • Review potential solutions to specific river issues

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.

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If you would like to discuss our training please contact Felicity Clarke.

Email Felicity Clarke
+44 (0)1756 799919