TRB Webinar: Design for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability at Stream Crossings

April 30, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 853: Guidance for Design Hydrology for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability.

This webinar will explore methods for defining design hydrology and analytical channel design in the vicinity of stream crossings. Presenters will identify approaches and interactive tools to help hydraulic engineers assess the current conditions adjacent to a stream crossing and in the upstream watershed.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Bledsoe, University of Georgia
  • Robert Hawley, Sustainable Streams, LLC
  • Daniel Baker, Colorado State University

Moderated by:  Casey Kramer, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. Relating channel response potential to an appropriate level of design analysis
  3. Rapid evaluation of channel instability
  4. Generating design hydrology metrics
  5. Computing analytical channel designs for sediment balance
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the design hydrology toolbox and how the necessary depth of analysis differs by stream type
  • Apply the spreadsheet tool for computing analytical channel designs for continuity of water and sediment
  • Describe important considerations in field geomorphic assessments that support stable channel designs

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at