October 11, 2013

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Judd Goodman to Present at California State Water Board's Hydromodification Workshop

Judd Goodman, P.E., a water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in California, will present on applications of continuous simulation modeling to hydromodification at the 3rd Hydromodification Seminar and Workshop, set for July 17, 2013, in Costa Mesa, California.

This event will be broadcast online by the California State Water Resources Control Board as part of its College of Stormwater. In his presentation, Mr. Goodman will share a step-by-step approach for predicting long-term hydromodification impacts; demonstrate options for mitigating these impacts within the context of the modeling approach; and discuss sizing sensitivities of hydromodification control structural best management practices as a function of performance standard, receiving stream susceptibility, and outlet design.

The purpose of the workshop will be to provide an open dialog about policy and implementation related to hydromodification assessment and management in California. Hydromodification is defined as changes in runoff characteristics and in-stream processes caused by land use alteration, and urbanization in particular. Unless managed, hydromodification can cause excessive stream channel erosion, sedimentation, planform migration, changes in bed material composition, or alteration to baseflow.

Mr. Goodman has eight years of experience in the planning and design of water infrastructure. While at Geosyntec, he has focused on implementing surface water and stream improvements from both an engineering and geomorphic perspective. Judd has been involved in a variety of projects, including hydromodification planning and impact analysis, geomorphic field assessment, design of stormwater management systems for landfills, water quality monitoring, erosion and sediment control inspection at construction sites, and storm event characterization for litigation support.