The course provides multiple reference materials, including Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology (Kondolf and Piégay, 2nd ed., 2016), Stream and Watershed Restoration: A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats (Roni & Beechie, 2012), and over 40 relevant scientific papers and management reports. The language of the course is English, although some French-language references are provided among the readings.
Comparisons of recent experience between the North American and European experience can be very instructive and insightful for both sides, especially to understand what’s been learned from recent restoration experience and innovations in river management, as well as recent technical advances in application of sediment transport to channel design.
Some selected references are provided below to give a ‘flavor’ of the readings used and some of the concepts and methods taught in the course. These are among the large number of readings provided in the course:
Rubin, Z, G.M. Kondolf, B. Rios-Touma. 2017. Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects: What Do We Learn from Monitoring? Water 9, 174; doi:10.3390/w9030174.
Sustainable sediment management in reservoirs and regulated rivers: experiences from five continents. G. M. Kondolf, Y. Gao, G.W. Annandale, G.L. Morris, E. Jiang, R. Hotchkiss, P. Carling, B. Wu, J. Zhang, C. Peteuil, H-W. Wang, C. Yongtao, K. Fu, Q. Guo, T. Sumi, Z. Wang, Z. Wei, C. Wu, C.T. Yang. 2014. Earth’s Future doi: 10.1002/eft2 2013EF000184
Successes, failures and suggested future directions for ecosystem restoration of the Middle Sacramento River, California. Golet, G.H., D.L. Brown, M. Carlson, T. Gardali, A. Henderson, K.D. Holl, C.A. Howell, M. Holyoak, J. Hunt, G.M. Kondolf, E.W. Larsen, R.A. Luster, C. McClain, C. Nelson, S. Paine, W. Rainey, Z. Rubin, F. Shilling, J.G. Silveira, H. Swagerty, N.M. Williams, and D.M. Wood. 2013. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 11(3):1-29. jmie_sfews_13170.
Restoring Mediterranean-climate rivers. Kondolf, G.M., K. Podolak, and T.E. Grantham. 2013. Hydrobiologia 719:527-545. DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1363-y
Setting goals in river restoration: when and where can the river ‘heal itself’?. Kondolf, G.M. 2011. in Simon, A. et al (eds) Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools. Geophysical Monograph Series Vol.194 pp.29-43. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC. DOI: 10.1029/2010GM001020.
From the myth of a lost paradise to targeted river restoration: forget
natural references and focus on human benefits. Dufour S, Piegay H.. 2009. Riv Res Appl 25(5):568–81.
Changes in the riparian zone of the lower Eygues River, France, since 1830. Kondolf, G.M., H. Piégay, and N. Landon. 2007. Landscape Ecology 22:367-384.
River restoration and meanders. Kondolf, G.M. 2006. Ecology and Society. 11(2):42.
Process-based ecological river restoration: Visualising three-dimensional connectivity and dynamic vectors to recover lost linkages. Kondolf, G.M., A. Boulton, S. O’Daniel, G. Poole, F. Rahel, E. Stanley, E. Wohl, A. Bang, J. Carlstrom, C. Cristoni, H. Huber, S. Koljonen, P. Louhi, and K. Nakamura. 2006. Ecology and Society 11(2):5. BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPENDIX ALSO.
Hydrological effects of dams and water diversions on rivers of Mediterranean-climate regions: examples from California. Kondolf, G.M., and R.J. Batalla. 2006. In C. Garcia and R.J. Batalla (eds.) Catchment dynamics and river processes: Mediterranean and other climate regions. Elsevier, London. pp.197-211.
Post-Project Appraisals in Adaptive Management of River Channel Restoration. Downs, P.W., and G.M. Kondolf. 2002. Environmental Management 29:477-496.
Channel response to increased and decreased bedload supply from land use change: contrasts between two catchments. Kondolf, G.M., H. Piégay, and N. Landon. 2002. Geomorphology 45:35-51.
Contemporary channel changes in the Eygues basin, southern French Prealps: the relationship of subbasin variability to watershed characteristics. Liébault, F., P. Clément, H. Piégay, C.F. Rogers, G.M. Kondolf, and N. Landon. 2002. Geomorphology 45:53-66.