Training course: Working with natural processes and modelling techniques

Join us for our upcoming specialist training course: Working with natural processes and modelling techniques.

Following our recent lunchtime webinar Working with natural processes, we’re pleased to invite you to the latest 2-day training course in our specialist series covering topics from across the flood risk and environment management industry.

Working with natural processes and modelling techniques – Book your place here.

13– 14 October 2021

This course is suitable for scientists, engineers and flood risk professionals interested in whole catchment management.

 What does the course cover?

Designed to give you a practical comprehension of the wide spectrum of modelling techniques that help us understand catchment processes and hydraulics better in relation to working with natural processes (WWNP). From simple estimates of changes to conveyance, to 2D rainfall driven hydraulics or parsimonious rainfall-runoff models of WWNP measures.

During this course you’ll receive advice on using these approaches to assess changes in risk and uncertainty. The key exercises will be undertaken in freely available software including QGIS, HEC-RAS 2D and Dynamic Topmodel. The training course will cover:

  • Modelling WWNP – background, theory and practice:
    • Assessing the potential for WWNP Background to maps
    • Modelling guidance
    • Assessing flood risk reduction and residual risk for NFM
    • Collaborative working and engagement
    • The whole system: beyond slowing the flow, storage and infiltration
    • Case studies including model proving and modelling uncertainty
  • Recent NFM modelling and advances in techniques from NERC/UKRI projects
  • Water resource benefits of WWNP
  • Risk, residual risk, whole system behaviour and uncertainty

By the end of this course, you will have an appreciation of the spectrum of approaches for modelling WWNP and have had the opportunity to practice hands-on exercises incorporating a range of models.

About the trainer

Barry Hankin, Head of Environmental Modelling, BSc, PhD, FCIWEM, C.WEM

Delivering this training course is JBA Head of Environmental Modelling, Dr Barry Hankin, who has 25 years’ experience in the sector: five in academic; three in regulatory; and seventeen in consultancy.

Barry specialises in modelling and management of whole-catchment risks, advancing techniques for distributed modelling of nature-based solutions and diffuse pollution measures to improve our understanding of resilience. Having previously worked for the EA, SEPA and in academia, Barry has a wealth of knowledge and experience covering a range of disciplines including, flood risk management, hydrology, hydraulics, water quality and GIS.

Want to know more?

Email our Training team to book your place on this course.

The course price is £340 (+VAT) per attendee.

For more information about training courses provided by JBA Consulting, visit our dedicated Training Course page.

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