Managing Rivers in Changing Times: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals
April 14-18, 2014 Denver, Colorado
Event Details and Registration
Early registration: through March 1
Join us at the 12th biennial River Management Society week of training for agency managers, planners, watershed and watertrails practitioners, where you can update skills, discover new planning tools and update best practices that you can take back to your desk or field-based job. This is an invaluable networking opportunity for those who study, teach and practice river skills and policy for agencies, non-profit organizations and private industry. Workshops and presentations are offered in the following tracks:
River Planning and Management - Discover and log experience with launch site planning, interactive map development for water trails and other innovative mapping systems, engineered river park development and construction with public safety in mind; planning for and recovering from major flood events; and the process of collaboration that has empowered a new generation of river stewards. An American Canoe Association Paddlesports Accessbility Workshop will also be conducted.
Legal and Legislative - Learn the array of federal, state, and 'administrative' tools that affect how river water is owned, appropriated and made available for use. These include legislation; state specific rules; recreational use statutes; and the relicensing of hydropower dams.
Environmental - Learn and practice skills required to conduct and write National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessments and to provide truly meaningful comments on Environmental Assessments. You can also learn about trends in energy, energy efficiency, climate change and their impact on rivers.
Wild and Scenic Rivers - Training workshops will be held on Wild and Scenic Rivers management, a Section 7 overview and making a Section 7 assessment
Funding Rivers - Panels will discuss how river work is being funded today in states, at the national level and from private foundations.
Professional Development:- Sessions will include discussion of workplace opportunities with Youth Conservation Corps and AmeriCorpsVISTA; the new River Studies and Leadership Certificate to be offered at 5+ colleges and universities, personal safety training for river and non-river encounters; using chainsaws in and out of water.
Special Workshops - Legal, Floodplain Management, Hydropower FERC Form 80
River Management Law - Continuing Legal Education, Inc. will host a one day standalone workshop Monday, April 14th, offered in partnership with RMS. see program here. CLE is offering a very generous, special registration price for RMS members: visit the Managing Rivers in Changing Climes Registration Site for pricing and instructions how to sign up for this special workshop. (7+ continuing education credits are available).
Floodplain Managers Workshop - This one day, standalone workshop will be taught by Association of Flood Plain Managers trainers:10 continuing education credits are available. Register for this workshop on the Managing Rivers in Changing Climes Registration Site. If you'd like to register for this workshop AND others during the week, you'll need to set up another registration: sorry about this extra step.
FERC Form 80 - A multi-day workshop taught by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will help agency and other hydropower project stakeholders understand the important processes of completing the FERC Form 80 correctly by hydropower companies in 2015. You can register just for this training or as an add-on to the full Tuesday-Thursday event: see the Managing Rivers in Changing Climes Registration Site for program details.
Complements to classroom sessions that last from a few hours to a full days.
The Renaissance Denver - 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 80207. (303) 399.7500. DSTDenver@renaissancehotels.com.
• Check-in: Sun Apr 13, 2014
• Check-out: Sat Apr 19, 2014
• Special rate available until: Mon Mar 24, 2014
Renaissance Denver Hotel
Deluxe Room $145 USD per night
Book Deluxe Room at Renaissance Denver Hotel for $145 USD per night
One Day Training (Stand alone)
- Legal - Continuing legal education conference* presented by CLE International
- Floodplain Management - Seminar approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)**
Full RMS Event: April 15-17, 2014
Full RMS Event plus FERC Form 80 Training***: April 15-18, 2014
FERC Form 80 Training, standalone: April 16-18, 2014
*CLE International is pleased to offer a one-day stand-alone educational conference. Join us on Monday, April 14 for a full day of in-depth analysis of legal issues that are most important to professionals tasked with protecting and managing our nation’s rivers. Attendees will receive up to seven hours of continuing education credits while learning from leading experts. Tuition discounts available for RMS members, government and 501(c)(3) employees, and groups of two or more from the same organization. For program, pricing and registration, visit http://www.cle.com/RMS beginning January 3, 2014.
** This one day standalone training will feature five courses approved by the Association of Flooplain Managers (ASFPM) and approved for ten (10) CECs. Registration for this standalone course on this site.
*** This workshop entitled Getting the Most out of the Form 80: Tips for Quantifying Recreation Use & Gathering Better Data will be taught by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff, and can be attended as a stand-alone workshop or as part of the full RMS training event. Registration for this workshop is on this site.
This is an opportunity to promote your organization and to better educate individuals about initiatives taken to promote one or more of the four themes identified above. Individuals may enter a poster in one or more of the theme categories. Symposium participants will have an opportunity to cast votes to determine awards that will be given to winners in each category.
Poster Session Links