ULC Course Description

Control Number: 161
Course Number: 33RAW01A
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The primary objectives of the course are to provide participants with an understanding of the role of hydrologic engineering in ecosystem restoration studies and to provide experience in the application of several software tools that can be used to perform the hydrologic analyses common in restoration planning, evaluation and design.

Hydrologic and hydraulic processes generally control the creation, restoration, maintenance, size, and function of rivers and aquatic and terrestrial floodplain ecosystems. They not only affect the quantity and quality of water available but also influence soil conditions, nutrient availability, salinity, and the flora and fauna that develop along rivers and in wetlands. In riverine ecosystems the quantity of water available, its seasonal timing and duration, river alignment and exposure are some of the principal considerations influencing habitat and wildlife. This course will focus on hydrologic and hydraulic processes and in analyses that apply to ecosystem restoration. The course agenda includes a series of increasingly difficult topics and workshops, beginning with principles of hydrology, ecology, and statistics and advancing to time series analysis, hydrologic alteration, ecosystem flow definition, ecosystem functions modeling, river hydraulics, and sedimentation. Over a third of the week will be dedicated to software demonstrations and workshops where course participants gain experience using a number of different software tools.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 800 and 400 series, 028, 819, 184, 101, 401, and 1301; (b) Grade GS-09 and above. Nominees should be water control managers, hydrologists, civil engineers, environmental specialists, biologists, ecologists, economists, sociologists, or study managers.


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