This course will inform you of the processes of soil erosion, and of sediment transport and deposition. Read more Read less
At a glance
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1,400 Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this short course you will:
- Understand the processes of soil erosion, and of sediment transport and deposition
- Appreciate the environmental impacts of soil erosion, and the need for erosion control and soil conservation
- Evaluate erosion risk in a catchment and identify potential sources and sinks of sediment
- Make appropriate decisions on erosion control, based on a fundamental understanding of the processes
- Select appropriate input parameter values to apply erosion models to predict current erosion status and evaluate different conservation measures
- Design an erosion control strategy for an individual farm, taking account of its location within a catchment and socio-economic conditions
- Gain experience of managing a soil conservation project, set by an external client, which requires, using problem solving techniques, writing a consultancy-style report and meeting deadlines set.
- Runoff and sediment production in drainage basins; erosion processes - mechanics of raindrop splash, overland flow, rill flow, gully erosion; sediment delivery to water bodies; strategies for erosion control
- Rainfall erosivity
- Soil erodibility
- Soil loss prediction: USLE; Modified MMF; SERAM-DST
- Land use planning
- Soil conservation planning integrating technical and consultation-based multi-stakeholder approaches
- Soil erosion control by engineering structures (terraces and waterways), agronomic methods on arable and grassland, soil management, including conservation tillage techniques; agroforestry; gully erosion control.
Upgrade to a professional qualificationCranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
Concessions20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni
£1,340 - Professional/trade association discount
£1,280 - Multiple bookings*
* Minimum of 5 delegates
Up to 50% of the funding for the tuition fee could be made available to you through the AgriFood Advanced Training Partnership for courses running in 2016 (subject to funding availability).
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.