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“How Soil Bioengineering Technology Combines Ecological Principles and Engineering Practices” at TRIECA 2018 in Brampton, Ontario

Soil Bioengineering-Trieca-2018

Robbin Sotir and Anna Paris will be presenting on March 21st at 9:30am

In response to increasing environmental concerns, stream and river bank protection efforts must address a wide range of problems in the watershed. In addressing these concerns, the role of vegetation in protecting river and stream banks from erosion has become widely recognized and practiced worldwide. Synergistically, combining highly developed engineering products such as geogrids and gabions with ecological elements such as woody vegetation in correct combinations, the mechanical and ecological strengths and benefits of each are dramatically improved. Prior to initiating the design of a soil bioengineering project, it is important then to determine the desired technical, ecological, aesthetic, economic and educational benefits. Typically, these are balanced against the capital and the long-term maintenance costs. Case histories from Europe and different parts of the US including Washington, DC, Oregon and Kentucky will be presented with discussions on improved alternatives.

Three learning objectives to be considered during the presentation:

  • Provide insight into soil bioengineering techniques and solutions for stream and river bank erosion protection and the advantages of using engineering products combined with vegetation;
  • Understand the technical, ecological, aesthetic, economic and educational aspects to consider when design a project; and
  • Understand criteria to consider when designing for short term and long term.

Robbin Sotir and Anna Paris’s presentation “How Soil Bioengineering Technology Combines Ecological Principles and Engineering Practices” will be held during Day One – Track Two of TRIECA 2018 in Brampton, Ontario.

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