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Water Monitoring Training Resources

Modern Hydrographer Training – YouTube Channels, Google Classroom & e-Learning Resources

Water monitoring is a place-based activity. The work is wherever the water is, which is all over the planet. A stream hydrographer can cover a very large geographic area so regional offices typically only concentrate a small number of hydrographers at any one location and there are many locations. Water monitoring agencies have limited resources available to develop specialized training material or to send hydrographers on specialized courses so the most prevalent mode of career development is on-the-job training.

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How to Get Better Flow Measurements Using the Rising Bubble Method

One objective of the Hydrology Corner is to provide a forum where hydrometric problems can be discussed and clever solutions to those problems can be shared. The stream gaugers vs. beavers post is a good example of a discussion of a difficult problem. Not only have several people posted on the blog but the post also resulted in an email exchange with Jeff Watson from Horizons Regional Council who realized that New Zealand may have a solution to a North American problem.

Is Heli-Gauging A Game Changer?

I recently had the very great pleasure of meeting Jeff and Marianne Watson of New Zealand – the power couple of stream hydrography. I learned a lot from our discussions – the differences in stream gauging techniques and methods between New Zealand and North America can sometimes be traced to differences in geo-physical realities but…