Living Shoreline Practices: Improving Ecosystems and Climate Resiliency
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Monday, November 13, 2023
2:30 – 4:30 pm CST
Presented by: Robert (Bob) T. Battalio, PE
- Using marsh sills and tidal benches
- Creating salt marshes and oyster reefs
- Vegetated sand dunes
- Coarse sediment (gravel, cobble) beaches
- Case studies in controlling erosion and creating living shorelines
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 HSW PDHs*
2.0 ASFPM CECs
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Robert (Bob) T. Battalio, P.E.Senior Engineer, Vice President at Environmental Science Associates
Mr. Battaliois a professional engineer with a Masters of Engineering from UC Berkeley. He has more than 30 years’ experience in restoration design, nature-based multi-objective flood plain enhancement, coastal engineering and geomorphology, flood and erosion hazards, and sea level rise resilience and adaptation planning. Mr. Battaliois is licensed to practice civil engineering in six coastal states, including California. He is presently Senior Engineer and Vice President at Environmental Science Associates (ESA) and based in San Francisco. He also serves on the Engineering Criteria Review Board and the Design Review Board for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
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Course Title: Living Shoreline Practices: Improving Ecosystems and Climate Resiliency
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course provides design professionals with practices and techniques to create and support living shorelines with the aim of enhancing ecosystem and climate resiliency.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize marsh sills and tidal benches to prevent erosion and support the local ecosystem.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe how salt marshes and oyster reefs are created.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to use vegetated sand dunes to protect shorelines from damaging waves and storm surges.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the characteristics of coarse sediment beaches, including their resistance to erosion.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/05/2026
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