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Natural Channel Systems Conference 2018
University of Guelph, 23rd-25th May 2018
Sustaining Connectivity: Exploring the Importance of Connectivity in Systems, Knowledge, Practice and Policy

The 2018 conference will provide an avenue to discuss new science, practices and academic research. This event will provide the opportunity for sharing and evolving our understanding of the importance, complexity, and interconnectedness of watercourses, and their relationship with hydrological, geomorphological, chemical and ecological processes.

Don’t Miss out on the Early Bird Rates - Deadline April 16th

Registration is now open – visit the website for full details on packages and rates offered.

Early Bird - Don’t miss the early bird rate! Save $100 when registering for the Two Day Registration Package prior to the early bird deadline of Monday April 16, 2018.

NGO and Students – special rates are offered to qualifying NGO’s and full time students.

Sign up for all 3 days and get an additional discount. Delegates registered for May 24th and 25th who are also participating in one of May 23rd training day events can receive an additional discount of $25 (delegate) and $10 (NGO and Student).

Please note: Sessions selection for May 24th and 25th are mandatory fields during the registration process (for room logistics only). Please view the preliminary program for details and time of sessions prior to entering the registration system. During the conference, you are welcome to attend alternative sessions.

Check out the Natural Channels Program

Visit the website for details on the concurrent sessions, workshops and panels as well as a day of training and tour opportunities.

This year’s program offers attendees a wide range of learning opportunities from sediment dynamics to environmental flows, with panel discussion and practical tools that can be used on the job.

NEW THIS YEAR – Check out the full day Training Opportunities held on Wednesday May 23rd.

  • Channel Design Principles
  • Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Certification Course
  • Sediment Transport, Fish Passage and Open Channel Hydraulics

For full details visit the website.

Help Us Compile a Resource List

The NCS team is compiling a list of resources (guidelines, legislation, technical documents, mapping/data, training courses, conference/networking opportunities) that may be beneficial to the stream corridor restoration community. To make this list as complete as possible, we need YOUR input – please share links, document titles, and/or documents to help build the resource list/ webpage. Please send to by April 16th.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact:

Karen Anderson
Conference Coordinator, 6th Conference on Natural Channel Systems
1‑888‑274‑1364 ext. 103


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