6:00pm - 7:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Scottish branch

Event description

Engineering works are often required where built infrastructure such as roads, railways, tracks, pipelines, cables and buildings interact with rivers and their floodplains. Activities such as flood walls embankments, bank protection, dams and weirs, channel realignments, dredging, bridges, culverts and low flow deflections are all common in relation to flood risk reduction, scour/ erosion mitigation, water abstraction, energy generation/ distribution, fisheries management, large infrastructure projects, land management and ecological restoration/ habitat enhancement.

While such works must deliver a functional outcome, there is an increasing requirement that they are sustainable in the longer term and sensitive to the natural environment. Such objectives are best achieved by working with natural river processes, finding solutions that aim to reproduce/ reinstate the natural form and function of stable channel-floodplain systems. This approach is now at the heart of decision making by regulatory bodies.

The talk will describe the background to such an approach to river works, the advantages of its application and provide examples of design/ construction methods (including case studies, both successful and unsuccessful).

Part of the CIWEM Land and Water Management digital series.

Register for 2 March 2021

About the speaker

Dr Hamish Moir

Dr Hamish Moir has more than 25 years’ experience working in the water resource industry in the UK and the US, both in research and consultancy capacities. Particular areas of expertise are process-based catchment management and river restoration (design and construction). His research interests include the interactions between geomorphic processes and freshwater ecology and the catchment-scale prioritisation and practical implementation of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures. Dr Moir has been active in promoting more sustainable approaches to river restoration, recently co-authoring two high profile papers on concept of process-based restoration.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Aisling McGilloway at aisling.mcgilloway@aecom.com.

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