SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities training course

Don’t miss our upcoming specialist training course: SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities.

Tailored to give attendees the opportunity to enhance current knowledge and understanding of hydrology, modelling and techniques behind the assessment of Flood Risk Assessments and Surface Water Drainage Strategies and applying practical methods to real-life situations.

SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities – Book your place here

15-16 June 2021

This course is suitable for:

Lead Local Flood Authorities, Risk Management Authorities working with Lead Local Flood Authorities, Local Planning Authorities wishing to gain a greater insight of the LLFA statutory consultee role and Developers and consultants wishing to gain a greater insight of the LLFA statutory consultee.

What does the course cover?

This course aims to give attendees a clear understanding of standard techniques for estimating greenfield runoff rates, development runoff and storage volumes. It also covers approaches to hydraulic modelling, different types of model, what should be included in FRA/SWDS and key things to check when auditing them.

Module 1: Requirements for Flood Risk Assessments and Surface Water Drainage

This module summarises the impact of development on flood risk and how this is assessed, managed, and mitigated through FRAs and SWDS.

Module 2Overview of hydrology for development and planning

The second module in this course provides a detailed overview of the main types of hydrology including rainfall estimates, runoff estimates and river flow estimates.

This module also covers the key physical processes that must be captured by a runoff estimation method, FSR, FEH99 or FEH13 rainfall estimation methods, methods for estimating greenfield site runoff, methods for estimating developed site runoff, FEH catchment descriptors.

Module 3: Overview of modelling for development and planning

Module 3 in our SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities course provides an introduction to hydraulic modelling and an overview of proprietary software options for FRAs and SWDS.

Module 4: Key points for auditing

The final module in this course will help attendees establish rules of thumb for hydrology estimates and is followed by a practical session to apply these standards to an example.

About the trainers

Jennifer Hill BSc MSc MCIWEM C.WEM

Jennifer specialises in urban catchments – recognising the need to treat the urban environment as an integrated catchment. Jennifer has a keen interest in connecting the water cycle and the benefits that SuDS and Water Sensitive Urban Design can bring to flood risk management, water resources, water quality, amenity and climate change adaptation. As part of Jennifer’s work on Surface Water Management Plans she has become experienced in leading Communication and Engagement between multiple project partners and members of the public.

Thomasin Sayers BA (Hons)

Thomasin has worked with lead local flood authorities and the National Flood Forum throughout her career. She also worked on an extensive range of projects and has expertise on the planning process of sustainable drainage systems, Strategic Flood Risk Assessments, Surface Water Management Plans, and national Flood Risk Management Plans.

Having also aligned local authority planning processes with national policy and supported the implementation and adoption of sustainable drainage systems and green infrastructure, she has invaluable experience in relation to applying national and local policy, guidance and legislation.

Want to know more?

Book your place on our SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities course here.

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


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