Flood estimation handbook training courses

Improve your industry knowledge with our upcoming Flood Estimation Handbook courses

Looking to further your flood hydrology expertise? Don’t miss our upcoming Flood Estimation Handbook training courses, which are suitable for delegates of all experience levels.

Designed to give you the ideal opportunity to build on industry knowledge and discover practical advice from our in-house technical specialists, our bespoke courses are the perfect way to learn from industry experts.

Introduction to the Flood Estimation Handbook – Book your place here
(One day, delivered as two half day sessions)

Session 1 – 27th April 2021

Session 2 – 28th April 2021

Suitable for: Those with little or no flood hydrology experience who will be estimating design flows or reviewing flood estimation work.

Flood Estimation Handbook Users – Book your place here
(Two days, delivered as 4 half day sessions)

Session 1 – 19th April 2021

Session 2 – 22nd April 2021

Session 3 – 26th April 2021

Session 4 – 29th April 2021

Suitable for: The course is aimed at those who will be using the FEH methods to estimate design flows. You should have basic knowledge of flood hydrology.

What do the courses cover?

Introduction to the Flood Estimation Handbook

Our ‘Introduction to the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH)’ course aims to provide you with more confidence in undertaking, understanding and reviewing calculations which use the FEH methods.

This course concentrates on the methods used within the handbook and aims to give you a better working knowledge of flood estimation methods, without having to learn the more advanced features.

By the end of the course you will have an understating of:

  • Basics of hydrological processes and flood hydrology
  • Sources of information for flood flow estimation
  • How to apply the FEH methods and an introduction to the available software
  • How to choose a method
  • Introduction to recording and checking calculations
  • Exercises via interactive demonstrations led by the tutor to reinforce understanding

Flood Estimation Handbook Users

Our Flood Estimation Handbook Users course is a more advanced course and aims to give you hands on experience using the methods detailed in the Flood Estimation Handbook.

This course also covers all the latest guidance and findings from ongoing research, including the REFH2 method, FEH13 design rainfalls, small catchments research, climate change / latest non-stationarity guidance, and FEH local guidance.

By the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The key principles of the FEH
  • The steps involved in the FEH statistical and ReFH2 methods
  • How to use the FEH web service, WINFAP, ReFH2 and related software
  • Options for dealing with unusual catchments including urbanised, permeable and small catchments
  • How to record and check the calculations in accordance with industry guidelines
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

About the trainers

Duncan Faulkner MSc DIC MA FCIWEM C.WEM CSci

Head of Hydrology, Duncan is a specialist in flood hydrology and has over 26 years’ experience both in research projects and consultancy studies.

He has developed training courses on flood estimation methods for both JBA and the Environment Agency. Duncan is also a former member of the Flood Estimation Handbook research team and author of the Environment Agency’s Flood Estimation Guidelines.

James Molloy BE(Hons) MEngSc

James is a technical specialist in flood hydrology, hydrometry and flood risk modelling, with over nine years’ consultancy experience.

He has aided the delivery of numerous flood risk modelling studies for JBA, on a range of catchment types across the UK and Ireland, utilising his knowledge of statistical Flood Estimation Handbook methods and Flood Study Update methods, alongside urban rainfall-runoff models.

Want to know more?

Book your place for our Introduction to the Flood Estimation Handbook here, or to secure your attendance at our Flood Estimation Handbook users course click here.

More details about the specialist training course we provide can be found by visiting our dedicated Training Course page.



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