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."
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!
900a Welcome and Introduction by Zan Rubin
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
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
Sponsored by Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
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!
These articles just-published in Geomorphology available for free download (until 9 November):
Losing ground - scenarios of land loss as consequence of shifting sediment budgets in the Mekong Delta. Schmitt et al. Geomorphology.
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.
Poster titles and links for download:
Rubin, Z, GM Kondolf, B. Rios-Touma. 2017.
Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects: What Do We Learn from Monitoring?
Water 9, 174.
Pinto, PJ, and GM Kondolf. 2016.
Evolution of two urbanized estuaries: environmental change, legal framework, and implications for sea-level rise vulnerability.
Water 8, 535
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.