Synopsis: Building on the student's understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you through the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland.
Start Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Duke Farms
City, State, Country: Hillsborough, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Suzanne Hills
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7234
Additional Information:

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's "wet part" has never been more critical.

This class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.

Through classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, learn "real world" applications with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position.

Featured Topics

  • Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from
  • Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
  • The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration
  • Estimating Stream Flow and Producing Basic Hydrographs: Create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public