Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design


September 28, 2015 - September 29, 2015


Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505


Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education


Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. Through both classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, you’ll learn "real world" applications, including: • Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from • Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves • The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration • Hydrographs: Create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design • And much more!