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Thursday, January 18, 2024
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

Presented by: Brian Kwiatkowski

The Behavior of Surface Water

  • Flow measurement
  • Historical records
  • H&H modeling methods
  • Understanding human impacts
  • Causes of river degradation

Introduction to Geomorphology

  • Fluvial geomorphology 101
  • The 4 dimensions (section, planform, profile, time)
  • Channel evolution
  • Stream hydraulics
  • Stream ecology

Tools for Assessment and Restoration

  • Rapid watershed assessment methods
  • Prescribed treatments
  • In-stream structures (profile)
  • Streambank stabilization (section)
  • Planform reconstruction (planform)
  • Buffer revegetation
  • Watershed management
  • Project examples

Design Considerations

  • Plans and specifications
  • Stakeout and structure tables
  • Submittals and deliverables
  • Project stop points
  • Site preparation
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Managing invasive vegetation
  • Successful riparian restoration

Lessons Learned: Construction Considerations


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
6.5 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Brian J. Kwiatkowski

Certified Professional Ecologist

Mr. Kwiatkowski is a Certified Professional Ecologist (CE) and fluvial geomorphologist, with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of watershed planning, green infrastructure design, and ecosystem restoration. Mr. Kwiatkowski has extensive training in the analysis and design of riverine systems, including Newbury Hydraulics and Rosgen Level IV Natural Channel Design certification. He is responsible for developing watershed management plans, river and stream restoration projects, and sustainable stormwater systems. He has collected and analyzed data on more than 400 miles of open channel throughout North America, including geomorphic and vegetative process indicators, habitat evaluation, and sediment transport data. Mr. Kwiatkowski has also contributed to stormwater best management practice (BMP) manuals addressing the design of open channels, the design of storm drainage facilities, green infrastructure planning, and water quality improvement. He has provided design, inspection and construction management services for numerous projects throughout the United States.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Stream Restoration for Design Professionals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers the behavior of surface water in streams, an introduction to geomorphology, tools for assessment and restoration, and design considerations.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the causes of river degradation and the impacts of human activity, and they will be able to explain how stream flow rates are measured.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles of geomorphology, including channel evolution, stream hydraulics, and stream ecology.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the processes and techniques for assessing and restoring streams, including in-stream structures, streambank reconstruction, planform reconstruction, and buffer revegetation.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe design considerations for stream restoration, including site preparation, erosion and sediment control, managing invasive species, and riparian restoration.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/16/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.