How can we restore true geomorphic and ecological processes in rivers? This question will be addressed by keynote speakers Hervé Piégay and Damion Ciotti and examined through graduate student research presentations during the 15th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium. Presentations will include a comparison of a conventional river restoration project heavily dependent on external energy sources (diesel fuel) with the energy exerted on the ‘restored’ reach by a natural flood; evaluation of a side-channel restoration for salmon on Lagunitas Creek; the Vermont and Washington State programs to set aside river corridors; and post-project appraisals of river restoration projects on the Truckee River, Reno, and Cerrito and Baxter Creeks in the San Francisco Bay region. A panel of experienced practitioners and researchers will provide perspectives on themes arising in the presentations.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:00
Rm 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley