July 4-July 8, 2022: CSHS Field Course – Principles of hydrometric, temperature and sediment monitoring in streams and rivers – Registration closed for 2022

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Registration for this course is closed for 2022. Please email info@cwra.org if you have any questions.



Hydrology and geomorphology are essential components of a large number of ecological processes in rivers and estuaries. Understanding of the components of a hydrological budget, water quality and channel-forming processes is helpful in the study of chemical/biological interactions in aquatic ecosystems. Over the course of the last decades, the modernization of monitoring tools has allowed most water resources managers to distance themselves from data acquisition. However, understanding the requirements of appropriate measurement techniques for discharge, rainfall, water quality and sediments remains essential to appreciate the uncertainty of data that are available.


  • Swift water safety
  • A brief introduction to the water cycle and hydrological budget.
  • An introduction to the dynamic equilibrium of rivers
  • Familiarization with different flow measurement techniques
  • Construction of flow rating curves
  • Introduction to meteorological and water temperature measurements
  • Introduction to sediment sampling in rivers

The emphasis of this course is on field techniques. Students will gain experience using Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters (Flow Tracker), Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, temperature probes and more. The English-language course will be held at the INRS field research station in Sacré-Cour, QC (roughly three hours north of Québec City), and registration costs will include food and overnight accommodation on-site.


You can find more information about this course on the CSHS/CRI River Field Course Website.