Natural Channel Design
Join the Rivers Group and Bryn Quilter who will provide some guidance and insights to successful natural channel design.
Stream channels are being modified and we are losing opportunities to provide for enhanced ecological and fluvial geomorphological functions or processes. Stream channels are often over-armoured with large rock or erosion is being exacerbated by unsuitable channel design. These changes can lead to the cumulative loss of habitat heterogeneity for aquatic biota, altered stream behaviour, increased sediment loading, risk to infrastructure from erosion, and increased future management and maintenance costs.
In the absence of any specific national guidance material, a Natural Channel Design (NCD) approach can be used integrate ecological, fluvial-geomorphological and engineering principles as well as good engineering practice. This webinar aims to deliver a practical snapshot of what NCD is about and what resources you can use to help your everyday engineering practice.
Bryn is a Water Resources Engineer based in Tonkin & Taylor’s Hamilton office. Bryn has more than 19 years’ experience in the field of integrated civil and environmental engineering and is T+T’s Technical Director of River Science and Engineering. His technical work experience in civil infrastructure, water resources, river engineering, fish passage, in-stream enhancement works, water sensitive design, earthworks, and dams gives Bryn a broad range of skills to draw on when solving complex engineering problems. Bryn is also recognised for his leadership and facilitation skills and was the Chair of the New Zealand Fish Passage Advisory Group from 2014 to 2019. Bryn is a registered Chartered and International Professional Engineer.
Online Event - Yes
Country - New Zealand
Name of contact person - Holly