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Presenter: Brian J. Kwiatkowski and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day 1, Monday, July 27, 2020
11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

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

Day 2, Tuesday, July 28, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

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 Consideration

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 CE Hours 
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs

Stormwater Managers:
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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