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Monday, October 21, 2017

from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

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Overlook Lodge - Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
181 Galli Curci Rd
Highmount, NY 12441

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NYCDEP Stream Management Program

NYC DEP Presents:

Dave Rosgen, PhD

"Living with Mountain Rivers

in a Changing Climate"

October 21, 2019 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 

Nationally recognized river restoration hydrologist  Dave Rosgen, PhD, will speak at Belleayre Mountain Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. The subject of his talk will be “Living with Mountain Rivers in a Changing Climate”, and Dave will share his approach to river restoration, Natural Channel Design, which works with the natural tendencies of rivers to come into equilibrium with the landscape they pass through.    Dr. Rosgen will share how this approach can make river communities more resilient to the more frequent flooding risk resulting from our changing climate.    Good practices for river management will be presented, as well as the risks resulting from less effective practices.

A professional hydrologist and geomorphologist with field experience in river work spanning 49 years, Dave has designed and implemented over 70 large-scale river restoration projects. Following a 20 year career with the U.S. Forest Service, Dave developed a stream classification system, the BANCS streambank erosion model, the FLOWSED/POWERSED sediment transport models, the WARSSS methodology for cumulative watershed assessment, and a geomorphologic approach to Natural Channel Design restoration methodology.  He conducts short courses throughout the country in watershed management, river morphology, restoration, and wildland hydrology applications.

Dave is also the author of Applied River Morphology and Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS) and over 70 reports and articles in research journals, symposia, and federal agency manuals. Dave and his projects have been featured in Time, Science, 5280, National Geographic, The Denver Post, and The New York Times.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.