An introduction to hydrological processes involved when river flows are high. The purpose is to introduce some of the standard techniques used when carrying out flood design studies but in the context of the flow processes involved so that some understanding of the limitations, as well as the strengths, of these techniques will be developed. The course covers the main methods within the FEH but excludes more specialised topics such as application to small, urban or permeable catchments. These topics, together with more exercises and case studies, are covered in this two day Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) course.
This course is aimed at:
- Design engineers
- Modellers from consultancies involved in flood risk management
- Highway and urban drainage designers
- Development control and consenting officers
It assumes little previous knowledge of hydrology.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Consider hydrological processes involved when river flows are high, especially in flood conditions
- Introduce standard techniques for flood design studies
- Apply techniques to real problems
- Understand the strengths and limitations of these techniques
Dr Maxine Zaidman BSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM
Maxine is a hydrologist with over 19 years’ experience, and a Technical Director with responsibility for a wide range of water resource and flood risk management projects. Maxine is also a highly-experienced training course author and tutor, having delivered a significant number of foundation and advanced-level technical courses in hydrology and modelling over the last 11 years. She is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on flood hydrology.