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Stream Revitalization Principles and Practice

Code: 143SRPP
Year: 5
Obligation: Optional
Credits: 4
Assessment: Exam
Semester: Winter
Responsible lecturer: prof. Dr. Ing. Tomáš Dostál,
Description: This course introduces selected topics that are fundamental concepts/principles used for stream restoration practices used in the United States and revitalization practices in the Czech Republic. Through an understanding of watershed processes, a course focus is on the assessment of physically-degraded and ecologically-stressed lotic systems guiding what restoration techniques are applicable to enhance habitat quality. An ecological engineering approach to habitat enhancement design integrates watershed resource needs of human society with the natural environment to achieve a diverse and sustainable aquatic ecosystem. Topics covered in the course will include: watershed processes and assessment, fluvial geomorphology, environmental flows, stream ecology, aquatic habitat structure and function, and bioassessment indicators. An ecohydraulic mesohabitat-based approach to stream restoration design will be presented. It includes application of the River2D model, and the Bank Stability and Toe Erosion Model (BSTEM) supporting an ecological engineering approach to stream restoration design.


    Course materials:

    Course syllabus (update Nov 18, 2019)


    Lecture 1

    Reading Assignment 1

    Lecture 2

    Reading Assignment 2

    Lecture 3

    Reading Assignment 3

    Lecture 4

    Reading Assignment 4

    Lecture 5

    Reading Assignment 5

    Reading Assignment 6

    Lecture 6

    Reading Assignment 7

    Lecture 7

    Reading Assignment 8

    Reading Assignment 9

    Lecture 8

    Final exam questions


    Seminar 1   Input data

    Seminar 2

    Seminar 3

    Seminar 4

    Seminar 5

    Class Project Assignment

    Homework assignments:

    Question Set 1

    Question Set 2

    Question Set 3

    Question Set 4


    Additional information:

    Stream restoration guidebook

    USDA Technical Document

    HEC-RAS Users manual