NHI Course 135096, "Roadway Interactions with Rivers and Floodplains: Basic Concepts" is a web-based training (WBT) designed to familiarize participants with the concepts and terminology used to describe and discuss basics of river forms, sediment transport, and channel changes and their relation to transportation infrastructure in the river environment. This course provides an introduction suitable for anyone who will be planning, designing, constructing, or operating transportation projects in river environments.
NHI strongly suggests that participants complete this self-paced WBT before attending the 3-day companion instructor-led training (ILT) course, "Roadway Interactions with Rivers and Floodplains" (NHI 135097).
Bridges, culverts, and roadways can impact rivers, floodplains, and their habitats, while channel dynamics - including erosion, sediment deposition, and channel shift - often affect transportation infrastructure. Therefore, this course addresses these interactions so that planners and engineers create resilient and sustainable highway structures with the goals of providing cost-effective hydraulic performance, while limiting adverse environmental impacts.
This WBT consists of six main lessons: 1) Attributes of Rivers and Transportation Infrastructure Projects; 2) River and Floodplain Functions; 3)Adverse Transportation Infrastructure/River Environment Interactions; 4)Potential Solutions to Typical Adverse Transportation Infrastructure/River Environment Interactions; 5)Risk, Resilience, Reliability, and Sustainability; and 6) Regulations and Permits. As a part of each lesson, knowledge check questions will be presented to test participants' understanding of the material presented in each lesson.
The target audience includes planners, environmental scientists, permit reviewers, roadway designers, river scientists, engineers (generalist, hydraulic, structural, and operations), construction managers, maintenance workers, and any other transportation industry professionals typical of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the planning, permitting, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation infrastructure.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.