Year: 2017

Sediment Management for dams in the Andes

Vicente Tinoco published a report on his summer research in countries that cross the Andes and look to harvest hydropower. "The Andes have one of the largest soil erosion rates in the world...siltation problems [in dams] are already event."


13th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium

Saturday 09 December 2017
Wurster Hall Auditorium, Rm 112, UC Berkeley

Registration | Please register by Friday 12/03 so we can supply sufficient programs and coffee!

Codornices Creek


830a Registration

900a Welcome and Introduction by Zan Rubin

910a Keynotes

Urban streaming: cities, storms, and ecosystems flow into the future
Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Putting the episodic in restoration planning
Barry Hecht, Senior Principal, Balance Hydrologics

1000a Graduate Student Research

Where is it going? A checkup on the sediment wave in Redwood Creek following Restoration
Garshaw Amidi-Abraham, Dana Lapides, Suwon Noh

Revisiting Engineered Wood Structures: Lagunitas Creek, Marin County, CA
Holly Callahan, Hana Moidu, Daisy Schadlich, Nam Anh Nguyen

Can Wetland Restoration Beat Land Subsidence in the Delta? How climate change, infrastructure, carbon markets, and ecology come together in central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetland restoration projects
Celina Balderas Guzman

1045 Coffee Break

1115 Graduate Student Research

Balancing Flood Risk and Riparian Habitat: Vegetation Recruitment in Channel-Armoured Reaches of the Guadalupe River Park
Annaliese Chapa and Derek Lazo

Post-project assessment of Codornices Creek: conflicts between urban creek restoration objectives versus aesthetic preferences
Hanqing Zhao and Xiaowei Liu

A soft engineering approach to high-gradient step-pool design
Willis Logsdon, Nimisha Wasankar, Sooyeon Yi

Thermal Refugia: Restoring Thermal Habitat for Pacific Salmon
George Greer

Examining the Effects of Beaver (Castor canadensis) Activity on a High Sierra Meadow Restoration Project
Kieran Locke, Dasha Pechurina, Andrew Salmon

1230p Discussion, Responses, Questions

Barry Hecht, Robin Grossinger

100p Adjourn

Sponsored by Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley

Upcoming AGU Poster on Sooyeon’s ‘Master Middle Ware’ tool


Sooyeon Yi is presenting a poster at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

“Master Middle Ware: A Tool to Integrate Water Resources and Fish Population Dynamics Models” will be posted during session H11C: Connecting Environment, Technology, and Society: Decision Support Tools for Built Environments 2.

She will present on Monday 11 December 2017 between 8:00a to 12:20p. Check her poster out!

Green Infrastructure Posters at State of Estuary Conference in Oakland, CA

Jennifer Natali, Anneliese Sytsma and Ari Frink (MLA '17) shared their work on Green Infrastructure and Contra Costa County's Fifty-Year Plan at the State of the Estuary Conference in Oakland, CA on October 10-11, 2017. 

To address the problem of aging flood control infrastructure and eventual need for facility replacement, they are defining a framework for identifying opportunities to integrate multi-functional green infrastructure into existing suburban development in Walnut Creek Watershed. 

Their poster cluster presented three major perspectives of this effort:  1. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, 2. Infiltration Suitability Mapping, and 3. Land Use Planning and Policy.


UC Berkeley Environmental Planning Studio Goes to Lisbon…


In March, the UC Berkeley Environmental Planning studio travelled to Barreiro, which is located in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, lying in the South Bank of the Tagus Estuary Lisbon, Portugal. The students participated in a one-week workshop over spring break, working with post-graduate students from Lisbon and Ghent to study how to enhance the ecological benefits provided by the proximity to the estuary, how to cope with changes introduced by shifting economic conditions and sea-level rise, and how to improve connectivity along, and to, the city’s estuarine shorelines, bearing in mind the environmental and social issues at play.