Webcast 6: Stream Restoration: Where Are We Now?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1-2:30pm Eastern Time
Stream restoration has been used for over two decades for various objectives, including mitigation and pollutant reduction requirements for TMDL compliance. The industry has had its critics who have argued that restoration should be more focused in the watershed and that scientific evidence of improvements to stream function is lacking. Even within the stream restoration community there has been vastly different approaches to stream restoration design and a polarization among stream restoration designers who have taken different sides on the academic debate surrounding stream channel evolution and its role in the design process. Today, the fact that thousands of stream restoration practices have been installed speaks to its success as one of the primary tools used to meet water quality goals. This webcast will feature 4 of the nation's leading stream restoration experts who will address a series of questions about the state of the art of stream restoration and where they see its future direction. The webcast will follow a similar format to the recently published Watershed Science Bulletin article "Ask the Experts: Perspectives on the primary drivers of stream restoration, design approaches and techniques and restoration potential."
- George Athanasakes, Senior Principal, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Louisville, KY
- Richard Starr, Vice President/Senior Water Resources Scientist, Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC, Columbia, MD
- Scott McGill, Founder and CEO, Ecotone, Inc., Forest Hill, MD
- Drew Altland, Manager, Water Resources, Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP, York, PA
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