Streambank Erosion Masterclass

Please be advised of the upcoming Streambank Erosion Masterclass:

streambank_bannerThe 4th International Conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-Engineering – ‘The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability’ (SBBE2016) and the University of Sydney are pleased to invite you to participate in the exciting Streambank Erosion Masterclass. Sponsored by CARDNO, this workshop is led by the internationally renowned geomorphology expert, Dr Andrew Simon.

In many regions around the globe, the dominant source of sediment being delivered to receiving waters has shifted from upland and agricultural areas to channel sources. Vegetation plays a crucial role in altering the driving and resisting forces that control channel processes.

This day-long course provides instruction on the fundamental aspects of fluvial geomorphology and channel processes, the importance and controls of streambank erosion and the vital role of vegetation. These are all brought together in an analytic framework to demonstrate how streambank erosion can be predicted and controlled using the Bank-Stability and Toe-Erosion Model (BSTEM).

The class will be led by Dr Andrew Simon, a 32-year veteran of US Government research with the US Geological Survey and the US Department of Agriculture National Sedimentation Laboratory. Andrew is the author of more than 100 technical publications and the senior developer of BSTEM

The workshop is scheduled to coincide with the 4th International Conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-engineering at the University of Sydney. Andrew is a keynote speaker at the event, which is aimed at researchers and practitioners working in the field as well as post-graduate students.

When: Friday 15 July 2016 | 8.30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: The University of Sydney

Cost: $275 AUS

Register: Please click here to register

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