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Understanding Fluvial Systems

COURSE NO: C04-068
COURSE PROVIDER: Jeelan Moghraby, Ph.D.
Understanding Fluvial Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides engineers with insights into the complex interactions between water, sediment, and vegetation, enabling them to design and implement effective solutions for managing and preserving fluvial systems and their associated habitats.


Fluvial systems encompass wetlands, stream and floodplains and play essential roles in ecological balance and hydrological processes. They receive surface and/or groundwater that travel downstream, collecting and transporting sediments along the landscape. Understanding the erosion, sedimentation and flood dynamics is important in designing effective strategies for flood control, habitat restoration, and sustainable land management.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to practicing civil and environmental engineers, as well as other professional disciplines involved in the design, construction and maintenance of fluvial systems.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the importance of wetlands, streams, and floodplains in maintaining water quality and mitigating flood events
  • Learning the role of erosion and sedimentation in altering stream and wetland morphology
  • Understanding the hydrological processes and interactions that shape fluvial systems
  • Defining the stream component of the fluvial system
  • Familiarizing with classification and assessment methodologies used in the restoration of fluvial system
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Understanding Fluvial Systems”, which is based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service, Technical Note 2 document “Understanding Fluvial Systems: Wetlands, Streams, and Flood Plains”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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