2-Day Use of River Styles® Databases in River Management Decision Making
Duration: 2 days inclusive
Who should attend: Anyone who wants to use existing River Styles databases, including condition and recovery assessments for prioritisation and decision making
Prerequisites: Familiarity with the River Styles framework (either through training or use). If you have a copy, please bring your “Geomorphology and River Management” book.
Location: Field- and office-based at a location chosen by the host.
Cost to host: Upon request.
Course numbers: A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 is required for the course to run.
Aims of the course
- Briefly revisit the River Styles Framework
- Demonstrate how maps and information gathered at each stage can be used in river management
- Through office- and field-based application, develop hands-on familiarity with how to undertake and use river condition and recovery principles in river management
- Engage in in-class discussion sessions on uptake of these principles and available resources in a whole-of-government approach to river management
Day 1 AM:
- Introduction and refresher of the River Styles framework.
- Overview of key River Styles principles and applications.
- In-class exercises on assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential.
Day 1 PM:
- Field visits to a range of rivers of interest to the host. Applying condition and recovery assessments.
- Discussion/overview session at venue on what we have learnt.
Day 2 AM:
- Presentation on how River Styles information has been used to inform river management.
- A practical application on how you can use available databases and maps to inform management.
Day 2 PM:
- Workshop discussion session on how the River Styles Framework can be used to inform a whole of government approach to river management (e.g. prioritisation, data management, consistency of use and application, strategic decision making, what can be done where, ‘opt-in/opt-out’ and ‘leave it alone’ approaches, etc.)
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