Introduction to Geomorphology and Hydromorphology

1 day

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. The course consists of presentations and discussions focused on the geomorphological approach to river management and field assessment methods. 

Who should attend? 

Practitioners requiring a basic understanding of geomorphology and hydromorphology and those seeking a catchment-wide perspective for flood relief planning, Water Framework Directive related compliance and strategic restoration studies. The course provides the opportunity to discuss best practice approaches to applying methods in river geomorphology/hydromorphology with presenters and other attendees.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates 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