Course Title: Plan river restoration works
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: EASC5030C
Course Title: Plan river restoration works
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5161 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Course Contact: Helen Corney
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4723
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 150
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers planning of river restoration works and defines the standard required to:
restoration strategies are checked for compliance and discussed with client;
develop erosion and sediment control measures;
follow industry guidelines to establish fauna habitat and vegetation species;
document the strategy and submit to the relevant consent authority; prepare a detailed works plan.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
RTD5522A Plan river restoration works
1. Establish client need
1.1 The client expectations are discussed and confirmed.
1.2 Current impacting legislation and policies are explained to the client.
1.3 Possible strategies are discussed with the client and the best option confirmed in writing.
2. Develop the strategy to utilise restoration works
2.1 Property ownership and boundaries are confirmed by checking maps and titles.
2.2 Profiles of river sections are determined from survey and aerial photographs.
2.3 Erosion control measures are developed and are consistent with industry principles and selection criteria.
2.4 Sediment control measures are developed consistent with industry principles and selection criteria.
2.5 Fauna habitats are developed following industry recommendations.
2.6 Vegetation species utilised within restoration project comply with industry guidelines.
2.7 River restoration strategies are established and documented in co-operation with the client and relevant consent authority.
3. Prepare a detailed works plan
3.1 Selection criteria for earthwork structures or measures ae checked against industry guidelines.
3.2 Habitat enhancement strategies are checked against industry guidelines.
3.3 Plan is prepared according to enterprise guidelines and industry best practice.
Details of Learning Activities
The course will provide a combination of learning activities.
These include: field trips, guest speakers, lectures and self directed learning. Self directed learning will be supported through the use of an interactive CD - "River Landscapes" developed by the Australian Government -Land and Water Australia. This CD has no copy right and so can be copied by students for their personal use.
The Components of a River
Guiding principles for restoration
Steps 1-3 12 Step Guide
Upper Catchment Field Trip
River restoration in the Upper Catchment
|5||11/8/09||Common Australian problems|
|6||18/8/09||Assessing your stream/river|
|7||25/8/09||Field Trip - River Restoration Works|
|9||8/9/09||Field Trip to Lower Yarra - Melbourne Water Rehab project|
|10||15/9/09||Assessing a River of your choice|
Guest speaker: Dan Borg
|13||13/10/09||Assessment piece - group work|
|16||3/11/09||Assessment 3 - TEST|
|17||10/11/09||Assessment 1 - Class presentations|
Rutherfurd, I.D., Jerie, K., and Marsh, N., 2000 A Rehabilitation Manual for Australian Streams. Volume 1, Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia
Rutherfurd, I.D., Jerie, K., and Marsh, N., 2000 A Rehabilitation Manual for Australian Streams. Volume2, Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia
CD - "River Landscapes" developed by the Australian Government -Land and Water Australia. This CD has no copy right and so can be copied by students for their personal use.
Overview of Assessment
assessment will include
a research Assignment
ASSESSMENT 1: GROUP WORK RIVER RESTORATION PLAN AND CLASS PRESENTATION
Select a river or stream as a case study.
Using the 12 Principles of restoration as a guide provide a detailed assignment on the case for restoration and how you plan to achieve it.
Your assignment should include:
A map and drawings or photo’s of the river.
A description of the ‘reach’ that you have chosen to work with.
Outline your goals for restoring your stream/river
A description of stakeholders
A design of your project
Your assessment of the reach – its assets and problems
Your focus and priorities for restoration and the reasons behind this focus
Management strategies that you are going to apply.
How you will monitor and evaluate your project
NB: PRESENTATION TO BE MAXIMUM OF 10 MINUTES.
All members of the group MUST present.
(You may use any visual/technical aids to assist your presentation – however these must be organised with Rhys Jones (CALM technician) prior to your presentation date.
ASSESSMENT 2: ESSAY
An essay on a given topic relating to current issues of river restoration within Australia.
ASSESSMENT 3: TEST
A 1.5hr test on the material that has been covered throughout the semester. Questions on the test will relate to:
current policies and legislation
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