Introduction to hydromorphology and fluvial geomorphology

Meeting or Conference
JBA Consulting
18 Jul 2013
United Kingdom
JBA Atherstone Office
22 Oct 2013
United Kingdom
JBA Warrington Office

Course overview

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 in-stream flow requirements system restoration and ecology. Objectives

  • To introduce a geomorphological approach to sustainable river management

  • To present the methods used in a geomorphological assessment and fluvial audit

  • To discuss the situations where river geomorphology can be usefully applied and to indicate where further guidance/information can be found


  • Introduction to river geomorphology/hydromorphology and applications appraisalThe geomorphological approach to river management

  • UK river types and their significance

  • Best practice field assessment methods

  • Introduction to geomorphological design guidance

  • Introduction to monitoring and post-project

  • Discussion sessions

Optional field visit

This course can be combined with the Practical River Functioning and Restoration Guidance field vist to make a two day course which can be tailored to specific requirements.

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Target audience

The course is aimed at practitioners requiring a basic understanding of geomorphology and hydromorphology and value to those who are seeking a more catchment-wide perspective for flood relief planning, Water Framework Directive related compliance and strategic restoration studies.

How to register

Register online for the July 18th course. Register online for the October 22nd course.


Environment & Ecosystems, Risk Identification & Assessment, Disaster Risk Management
United Kingdom
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