River Practitioners Workshop 2022

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Start date: September 6, 2022
End date: September 7, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Massey University, Palmerston North

River processes and solutions for river management

New Zealand river managers and engineers are tasked with working in some of the most dynamic river systems in the world. Sudden and rapid changes in these channels can render control and modification structures redundant, threaten their integrity, or undo months of river control work.

In this workshop we will introduce the key processes driving river behaviour in New Zealand. Our premise is that understanding these processes is key to working with them, rather than against them. In turn, working with the dynamics of the river is critical for effective and sustainable river management, to reduce the risks of failure and loss of infrastructure and capital, and even improve the aesthetics and habitat of managed river reaches.

We invite participants to discuss particular issues and sites that they may be working with currently or expect to engage with in the future, to connect our theory with your practice. Problem-cases in particular are welcome to discuss in BYO case study sessions. A full afternoon will be devoted to these discussions and sharing of practice, problems and solutions – the floor will be yours.

The workshop is facilitated by Professors Ian Fuller & Russell Death, Innovative River Solutions Group, School of Agriculture & Environment.

Enquiries to Prof. Ian Fuller: i.c.fuller@massey.ac.nz

Venue: Massey University campus, Palmerston North

Cost: $1250, covering lunches, morning & afternoon teas, tuition, resources, attendance certificate

Registration: www.massey.ac.nz/river-practitioners

Registration to close: 23 August 2022, or when limit of 30 participants reached.