Risk-based framework for stream repair projects

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Abstract

The phrase "stream restoration" has become commonplace to describe a wide variety of stream intervention practices. Rather than using the term "restoration" to cover the broad range of stream interventions, many of which are not restoration at all, the Center for Watershed Protection has moved to using the phrase "stream repair". In this paper, a risk-based framework is presented for planning and designing stream repair projects, particularly in the vicinity of infrastructure. The method incorporates a wide variety of uncertainties, including non-quantifiable types, such as aesthetics, failure consequences, etc., providing a systematic approach to reducing risk prior to implementation. Individual components of a stream repair project, as well as the overall design, are considered. The results provide a basis for decision-making in determining the best option for stream repair and provides a powerful tool for communication between practitioners engaged in design, environmental funding and permitting agencies, infrastructure owners, and other stream stake-holders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences
Pages570-577
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2011
EventInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011 - Hyattsville, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2011Apr 13 2011

Publication series

NameVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHyattsville, MD
Period4/11/114/13/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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