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Introduction to River Ice Engineering


This course is offered in partnership with Kawartha Conservation. To register for this course, please visit their registration page.

Course Location:

Kawartha Conservation 
277 Kenrei Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 4R1

After participating in the seminar you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand river ice processes and river ice engineering applications
  • Discover the tools and methods used in river science and engineering
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of river ice characteristics and behavior
  • Appreciate the challenge confronted in managing river ice
  • Apply the theory of river ice processes to practical applications associated with river ice management.

River ice causes prevalent problems in Canada and will be addressed in this course.  Breakup and subsequent ice jams cause significant damage in some areas.  This course will provide an introduction to river ice engineering and is tailored to an audience of non-specialist professionals.

From the formation of ice covers to breakup and ice jams, this course will illustrate the river ice processes and identify common problems associated with these processes through case studies.

Course Outline

  • General Overview
  • River ice properties
  • Freeze-up processes
  • Freeze-up time (Excel numerical exercises)
  • Numerical modelling
  • Monitoring River ice covers
  • Ice thickness predictions (Excel numerical exercises)
  • Ice jam processes
  • Ice-jam flood forecasting

Who Should Attend
Professionals involved in the management of river ice engineering projects, including; Water Resource Engineers and Specialists, River Engineers, Environmental Specialists, Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Technologist and Technicians and Engineering Consultants.

Course Rating
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