CSHS/CRI Rivers Field Course

Principles of Hydrometric, Temperature and Sediment Monitoring in Streams and Rivers


In collaboration with the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), CSHS offers a 5-day field course on streamflow measurements, at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Field Station in Sacré-Coeur, Québec.

This course provides an opportunity for students to take part in field work and learn some standard and safe techniques for streamflow monitoring. Some of the topics include:

  • Swift water safety
  • Familiarization with different flow measurement techniques
  • Construction of flow rating curves
  • Introduction to meteorological and water temperature measurements
  • Introduction to sediment sampling in rivers