Transportation Innovation Conference (MassDOT)

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00am to Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
DCU Center in Worcester, MA

MassDOT and Milone & MacBroom Demonstration: Rivers & Roads Training Program demonstration throughout the conference.

Participants will learn about river processes (fluvial geomorphology). Understanding why rivers do what they do is essential to managing flood risk in riverine environments, particularly at road-stream crossings such as culverts and bridges. We will use an interactive stream table and allow participants to experiment with various river and landscape scenarios to illustrate first-hand how rivers change their shape, erode banks, flood low-elevation areas, and impact infrastructure.