3-Day River Condition and Recovery Potential Short Course

3-Day River Condition and Recovery Potential Short Coursey

Stages 2 and 3 of the River Styles Framework

Who should attend this course: Anyone who wants to undertake assessments of geomorphic river condition and recovery potential or uses this information in the workplace for prioritisation.

Duration: 3 days, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Wollombi Brook (Lower Hunter catchment) and Williams River (eastern Hunter catchment). Field and office-based.

Prerequisite: Completion of the 5-day River Styles® Short Course.

Aims of the course: Demonstration and application of Stages 2 and 3 of the River Styles® framework.

Cost: Upon request

Course numbers: A minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 25 is required for the course to run.


Course structure

  • Introduction and refresher of Stage 1 of the River Styles® framework
  • Procedures for assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential
  • Field visits in Wollombi (4 sites) to a range of rivers at different stages of condition. Teaching how to undertake a river condition assessment.
  • Discussion/overview session at venue.
  • Developing desirability criteria for assessment of river condition.
  • Testing and undertaking a river condition assessment in the Williams catchment (4 field sites).
  • Discussion/overview session at venue and completion of condition assessment for marking.
  • Office-based
  • Using condition and recovery to prioritise and develop management strategies.
  • Undertaking analyses of river evolution.
  • Work through analysis of river recovery potential and construction of river recovery diagrams for the Williams system.
  • Work through target conditions and prioritisation for the Williams system.
  • Group presentations on results.
  • Group discussion – comparison and priorities of Wollombi vs Williams and use of information in management practice.
  • Further information

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