Presenter Information

Kevin Moody, FHWA

Location

UMass Amherst

Start Date

28-6-2011 10:20 AM

End Date

28-6-2011 10:40 AM

Description

The last six years has seen a remarkable transformation in our collective ability to deliver sustainable outcomes at the landscape and watershed level, especially for aquatic organism passage (AOP). While command and control regulatory mechanisms continue to play a key role in the United States, significant advances have been made in using collaborative and coordinated investments in infrastructure and conservation to meet multiple goals. The Federal Highway Administration, for example, funded development and deployment of a synthesis for AOP; and internationally significant Hydraulic Engineering Circular on AOP through culverts (HEC 26); and engineering guidelines for environmentally sound instream countermeasures is underway. Effective collaboration and coordinating investments in infrastructure and conservation has been deployed under the Ecological Approach, Livability, and Transitioning to Sustainability initiatives. This paper describes how HEC 26 is intended to be used as a decision support tool for landscape or watershed scale sustainability initiatives.

Comments

Kevin Moody specializes in risk assessment, managing uncertainty, and infrastructure ecology /systems analyses, particularly multiple asset management and watersheds. He is a member of the Cost Estimate Review cadre and the ecohydraulics partnership. Before joining FHWA, Kevin worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and a consulting firm. He has worked on fisheries ecology or infrastructure delivery projects in 28 states and five countries.

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Jun 28th, 10:20 AM Jun 28th, 10:40 AM

Session C4- HEC 26 and the synthesis report in the ecological approach to sustainability

UMass Amherst

The last six years has seen a remarkable transformation in our collective ability to deliver sustainable outcomes at the landscape and watershed level, especially for aquatic organism passage (AOP). While command and control regulatory mechanisms continue to play a key role in the United States, significant advances have been made in using collaborative and coordinated investments in infrastructure and conservation to meet multiple goals. The Federal Highway Administration, for example, funded development and deployment of a synthesis for AOP; and internationally significant Hydraulic Engineering Circular on AOP through culverts (HEC 26); and engineering guidelines for environmentally sound instream countermeasures is underway. Effective collaboration and coordinating investments in infrastructure and conservation has been deployed under the Ecological Approach, Livability, and Transitioning to Sustainability initiatives. This paper describes how HEC 26 is intended to be used as a decision support tool for landscape or watershed scale sustainability initiatives.