River Course 302: HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration
About the Workshop
This three (3) day workshop will cover applications of hydraulic modeling and its use to support stream restoration design work. Participants will gain experience with targeting and setting up a modeling effort, and the various types of analysis that can be used for improving stream restoration designs. The group will use real-world design examples to perform simulations and visualize results using HEC-RAS software and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer for spreadsheet and modeling applications. Getting the most out of this workshop will require attendees have significant experience in hydraulic processes and stream morphology principles.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:
- Environmental Professionals
- Landscape Architects
- Natural Resource Program Managers
Significant education/experience in hydraulic processes and stream morphology principles. We highly recommend that you have taken River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment prior to attending this course.
Government/Non-Profit Fee – $225.00
Regular Fee – $450.00
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least seven (7) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop are ineligible for a refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to email@example.com requesting a substitution.
Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules may vary from class to class.
What to Bring
Participants should bring the following materials with them to each day of the workshop:
- Field gear, waders/boots for field trips
- Calculator and a laptop with excel for class work
Optional materials to bring include:
Kris Bass, P.E.
Kris Bass has been a Water Quality Extension Associate at N.C. State University since the summer of 2003. His primary role involves providing engineering support for design and research projects at the department and Kris has worked on a variety of water quality projects including stormwater, stream and wetland restorations, and watershed studies. Kris also has course and research experience with other types of constructed and restored wetlands, riparian buffers, drainage systems, and other water quality management practices. His current interests include advancing methods for stream and wetland restoration, watershed level application of water quality practices, and system approaches for stormwater treatment.
Jonathan Page, P.E.
Jonathan Page designs, implements and studies watershed, stream and river restoration approaches to increase ecological uplift and function. He conveys research and experiential findings to students, practitioners and other researchers through journal articles, fact sheets, short courses and conference presentations. His projects have included “green street” stormwater retrofits, treatment wetlands, stream restoration using natural channel design, regenerative stream channels, and integrated stream – wetland systems.
Professional Development Hours
The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop:
- 15 PDHs professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
- Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.