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River Styles Short Course

For more information, please contact riverstyles@mq.edu.au

This five-day River Styles Short Course was specifically developed as a training course for river management professionals. It has been successfully run in Australia and overseas since 2000. Over 500 individuals have participated in the courses to date.

Participants in previous courses have included catchment officers, river consultants, ecologists, scientific, policy and planning staff from International, National, State and Local Governments, postgraduate students, etc.

Emphasis is be placed on identification and interpretation of River Styles. The course provides detailed analysis of Stage 1 of the River Styles Framework (Baseline Survey of River Character and Behaviour), with insights into Stages 2-3 (Assessment of River Condition, Assessment of Recovery Potential) and applications of River Styles assessments and databases in Prioritisation and River Management (Stage 4).

Through presentations, field visits to a range of different River Styles, practical activities including air photograph interpretation and field analyses, you receive tuition in how to undertake analysis and interpretation of river character, behaviour, naming and patterns of River Styles in catchments. We demonstrate the use of geomorphic information in river management.

Who should attend this workshop?
Anyone who uses geomorphology in river management, is seeking River Styles, Stage 1 Provisional accreditation, or continuing professional development.

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, a relevant degree and/or professional experience in environmental science, ecology, geography, geomorphology, river management, policy, planning or other related field is helpful.

5 Days, Monday 6th November – Friday 10th November, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market Street, GOULBURN

Presented by:
Prof. Kirstie Fryirs, Prof. Gary Brierley

“Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework”.

Please purchase and read in advance. The textbook can be purchased in hard copy or as an e-book from most online book sellers.

$2,995.00 (inclusive of GST)

Price Includes:
Tuition, field booklet, site visits and bus hire, field costs and materials, venue, morning and afternoon teas

Price Excludes:
Travel to and from Goulburn, accommodation in Goulburn, main meals, textbook

Course Numbers:
A minimum of 20 people is required for the course to run. A maximum of 25 participants will be accepted. Positions will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Closing Date:
Monday 4th September unless filled prior. Please contact riverstyles@mq.edu.au for more information.
As soon as the course is filled, participants will be notified whether they have been accepted.
Do not make travel arrangements or bookings until you are notified that you have a place in the course.


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