Freshwater Streams: Why They Are Important and How They Can Be Restored

This introductory course will discuss different types of streams and geomorphological processes that influence the stream pattern and landform.

0.1 CEU/1 PDH

Join Stormwater University as speaker Tom Dombrowski (Environmental Engineer at Prince William County, VA) discusses what freshwater streams are, why they are important, why they need to be protected and why/how they can be restored.

Streams are important and complicated living systems. This introductory course will generally discuss what is a stream and what is its value. The different types of streams and geomorphological processes that influence the stream pattern and landform will also be covered. The student will be introduced to the stream process that keeps it in balance and why streams are protected by Federal/State regulations.

We will discuss the different variables that cause the stream function and process to become out of balance and how to address this problem with conceptual restoration design solutions. Different construction methods and techniques used to restore a stream will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a stream
  • List the types of streams
  • Describe stream function and values and why they are protected
  • Implement design solutions
  • Apply construction methods

About Instructor

Tom Dombrowski

Environmental Engineer; Prince William County, VA

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate