Training & Workshops

Fluvial Erosion Hazard Workshops

The Indiana Silver Jackets Fluvial Erosion Hazard (FEH) Mitigation team is holding a series of five free workshops around the state to introduce the FEH program and to review a new manual on tools and methods developed in the most recent phase of the FEH Program. The manual outlines methods of investigation and best practices for addressing fluvial erosion in locations where avoidance is not an option. The workshops are funded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) and are open to all interested individuals. The workshops are appropriate for geologists, engineers, resource managers and elected officials concerned with erosion and flooding in Indiana’s streams and rivers.

The following is a list of the available workshops. You are welcome to attend any workshop. Please note that all regional workshops will cover the same content. Continuing education credits will be available. For additional information please contact Bob Barr at [email protected]

Please email Nancy Smith at [email protected] to register for a workshop. Please let Nancy know which workshop you are registering for and whether you will be seeking continuing education credits. All workshops will be held from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the times and locations listed below.


Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy - 2019 Enrollment now open!

Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management - Enroll now to improve your watershed management skills!

If you’re interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2019 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. The Academy, organized by Purdue University with support from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other Indiana conservation agencies and organizations, gives participants the chance to: 

Engage in basic and advanced level watershed topics covering leadership principles, watershed science, organization and communication, technology and GIS, stakeholder involvement techniques and policy skills

  • Meet, learn from, and build a network of peers
  • Interact with topic experts
  • Gain strategies, skills, and resources for successful watershed management
  • Earn a Professional Certificate in Watershed Management 

Enrollment deadline: November 3, 2018

Web site: for the online application and information about the Academy, visit

Academy Fee: $750, due on December 14, 2018 (includes lodging and food for overnight and one-day workshops, plus all course materials). 

Format: Training includes three face-to-face group sessions and distance learning, online (approximately 3-4 hrs/week). The Academy runs from January to May, 2019.  Specific workshop dates are January 8-9, April 3-4, and May 22, 2019.

For more information and to fill out the application, please contact Sara Peel, [email protected], or see the Academy Web Page