Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design


September 16, 2013 - September 17, 2013


Bordentown, NJ


Rutgers University - Office of Continuing Professional Education


Calculation of the amount, depth, duration, and timing of water anticipated in a constructed wetland is an essential element for preparing functional wetland designs. In this two-day course, you'll gain specific directions for preparing and comparing hydrographs and develop an understanding of the amount and seasonal distribution of water over time so you can anticipate hydrologic patterns before your wetland is constructed.

Featured Topics Include:
> HYDROGEOMORPHOLOGY: a wetland construction planning tool
> WATER BUDGET CALCULATION: inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
> THORNTHWAITE METHOD: used for predicting evapotranspiration
> ESTIMATING STREAM FLOW & PRODUCING BASIC HYDROGRAPHS A digital handout includes critical published hydrology references and an excel spreadsheet file for preparing hydrographs. A return visit to a constructed wetland complex in central New Jersey will highlight the "real world" application of functional wetland design.

PLEASE DRESS FOR FIELDWORK. Instructor: Mallory Gilbert