The Berkeley Urban Rivers Symposium


12/05/2021 12:00 am

10:00 am - 12:45 pm


This symposium begins with a keynote talk on ‘Restoring ecological processes in an urban river: the Isar in Munich’, presented by Dr Aude Zingraff-Hamed (Technical University of Munich).  The Isar demonstrates how an important urban river can be restored to yield ecological and social benefits.  Next are graduate student research projects on riparian vegetation along Tassajara Creek, Dublin, 20 years post-restoration; tracing the Alhambra Wash in Los Angeles;  the restored Yitong River waterfront in Changchun, China; managing encampments in waterways around the San Francisco Bay; and flood risk management and the ‘levee effect’ in West Sacramento, California.  An expert panel including Prof Joe McBride (UC Berkeley) and Amanda Booth (City of San Pablo) reflects on themes raised in the student research projects.  More information here.  The symposium is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required to obtain a link.

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