Future Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Webinars/Conference Calls Schedule

The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is an affiliation of nonprofit and private organizations, government agencies and individuals dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural functions of floodplains, including coastal areas. For a copy of the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance mission statement, goals and objectives click here.

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The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is busy working on confirmation of webinar topics and presenters for 2017.

NFFA will host bimonthly events that combine a conference call format with a webinar presentation (typically the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3pm ET).

July 25, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Integrated Stream and Wetland Restoration: A watershed approach to improved
water quality on the landscape


Curtis Richardson, Duke University Wetland Center


The Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park (SWAMP)—a project of the Duke University Wetland Center—created over five acres of bottomland wetland floodplain and restored over 6,000 feet of degraded streambed near Duke’s West Campus. The University and government sponsors worked together on the project to improve regional water quality. SWAMP is a model system for nutrient and sediment retention, resulting in the University receiving nutrient credits from the City of Durham, North Carolina. Scientists from around the country study aspects of integrated stream and wetland restoration at SWAMP, and over 500 students each year use the site for classroom and research purposes.


Dr. Curtis Richardson is Director of the Duke University Wetland Center and the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Resource Ecology at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Richardson directs wetland science and management research, including research on phosphorus biogeochemistry in wetland ecosystems and peatland carbon sequestration.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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