This workshop titled Restoring Landscapes to Improve Freshwater Ecosystems: Digital Tools for Designing Green Infrastructure Networks (GINs) will take place in Santander, Spain, 25 – 27 October 2017.
This workshop is designed to provide a robust science and technology foundation for the design and implementation of GIN. The workshop will consist of class lectures, discussions, hands-on computer use and field time to demonstrate how state-of-the-art virtual watersheds, coupled to analysis tools, can be used to design GIN. Disciplinary topics include:
- Building virtual watersheds and smart synthetic river networks including for delineating aquatic habitats.
- Defining floodplains and other valley floor features, including those obscured by land uses.
- Identifying riparian zones and processes involving floodplains, wetlands, shade-thermal energy, in-stream wood recruitment and thermal refugia.
- Evaluating upland sediment and nutrient pollution sources and pathways, including road networks.
- Optimizing locations for restoration activities, in the context of GINs.
You can find more information about this workshop here.