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Presenter: Brian J. Kwiatkowski and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbus, OH

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-885-1885

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

The Behavior of Surface Water

   Flow measurement
   Historical records
   H&H modeling methods
   Understanding human impacts
   Causes of river degradation

Introduction to Geomorphology

   Fluvial geomorphology 101
   The 4 dimensions (section, planform, profile, time)
   Channel evolution
   Stream hydraulics
   Stream ecology

Tools for Assessment and Restoration

   Rapid watershed assessment methods
   Prescribed treatments
   In-stream structures (profile)
   Streambank stabilization (section)
   Planform reconstruction (planform)
   Buffer revegetation
   Watershed management
   Project examples

Design Considerations

   Plans and specifications
   Stakeout and structure tables
   Submittals and deliverables
   Project stop points
   Site preparation
   Erosion and sediment control
   Managing invasive vegetation
   Successful riparian restoration

Lessons Learned: Construction Considerations

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CPD Hours/PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing professional development hours/PDHs to professional engineers in all states and 6.5 HSW contact hours to Ohio landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects and landscape architects.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this activity for 6.5 CECs.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Brian J. Kwiatkowski

Applied Ecological Services

Mr. Kwiatkowski is a certified professional ecologist (CE) and fluvial geomorphologist, with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of watershed planning, green infrastructure design, and ecosystem restoration. Mr. Kwiatkowski has extensive training in the analysis and design of riverine systems, including Newbury Hydraulics and Rosgen Level IV Natural Channel Design certification. He is responsible for developing watershed management plans, river and stream restoration projects, and sustainable stormwater systems. He has collected and analyzed data on more than 400 miles of open channel throughout North America, including geomorphic and vegetative process indicators, habitat evaluation, and sediment transport data. Mr. Kwiatkowski has also contributed to stormwater best management practice (BMP) manuals addressing the design of open channels, design of storm drainage facilities, green infrastructure planning, and water quality improvement. He has provided design, inspection and construction management services for numerous projects throughout the United States.

Craig A. Straub

Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Dr. Straub has over 20 years of experience in sustainable stormwater management systems, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem reconstruction, endangered species and wetland science. He has managed complex projects related to watershed restoration and has developed green and grey design stormwater solutions. He has led projects related to watershed assessment, including GIS and mapping, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, watershed ecology, source area identification, pollutant loading analysis, and evaluation of watershed management strategies and best management practices (BMPs). Dr. Straub has also conducted several wetland delineations and stream evaluations along with wetland and stream mitigation design and has obtained Section 404 and 401 permits for various clients, negotiating the complexities of the permitting processes. With an extensive background in preparing planting plans and technical specifications in support of wetland and stream restoration he has developed comprehensive land-use plans involving the return of remediated sites to their natural historic conditions and has designed and implemented ecological restoration plans, including monitoring and maintenance, for wetlands, prairies, riparian and upland forests and streams. Dr. Straub has also conducted bioengineering workshops along with bioengineering design and implementation for stream restoration sites.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.