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Course curriculum

Module's for this course will be released at scheduled intervals.

  • 1

    River Resilience Overview

    • Introduction

  • 2

    River resilience represents a new way of thinking in terms of interacting, managing, and financing.

    • Introduction

  • 3

    Resilience is the ability of a river and its associated community to recover, adapt and transform.

    • Introduction

  • 4

    River Journeys: The changing face of human interactions with rivers.

    • Introduction

  • 5

    River Personalities: Rivers take on a variety of different personalities depending on their complexity, uses, values and flow regimes.

    • Introduction

  • 6

    River Resilience report cards: A rigorous process to assess institutional arrangements, systems approaches, financial security and adaptive management.

    • Introduction

  • 7

    River Resilience Attributes: A strategy to enhance resistance, integration, inclusivity, redundancy and flexibility.

    • Introduction

  • 8

    Resilience action plans: Developing practical, cost effective and long-range plans to enhance resilience.

    • Introduction



Prof Bill Dennison

Bill leads the Integration and Application Network, a collection of scientists interested in solving, not just studying, environmental problems. He is actively involved in the Chesapeake Bay Program, USA and had an active role in the Healthy Waterways Campaign of South-East Queensland, Australia. In his current role as Vice President for Science Application at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, his focus is on developing ways to effectively communicate science and to create credible and rigorous environmental report cards.

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