Introduction to 1D/2D flood modelling using Flood Modeller-TUFLOW

JBA River Hydraulics and Modelling training course

A basic understanding of coupled 1D-2D flow modelling using the Flood Modeller and TUFLOW software. Coupled Flood Modeller-TUFLOW modelling seeks to combine the best attributes and functionality of each industry-standard model to provide a software tool capable of modelling the most complex of flood flow problems. This one day course is pitched at an introductory level but does assume that you have some prior experience of the Flood Modeller and TUFLOW modelling systems. Previous experience of ArcGIS software would also be beneficial.

The course can be delivered in MapInfo and QGIS formats, please advise when booking.

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The course is aimed at hydraulic modellers with reasonable IT and GIS skills.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of coupled 1D-2D flow modelling
  • Install the Flood Modeller-TUFLOW link
  • Set up, execute and evaluate a simple Flood Modeller-TUFLOW model
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of coupled 1D-2D flow models
  • Have the opportunity to discuss any specific modelling questions during the course ‘clinic’


Ben is a Chartered Senior Analyst and is an experienced hydraulic modeller specialising in the development and review of 1D and 1D/2D models. He is an advanced user of GIS and develops flood risk models in software including ESTRY, Flood Modeller, JFlow and TUFLOW. Ben is a reviewer of models developed both internally and externally on behalf of clients.

Guy Dixon BSc MSc

Guy is a Senior Analyst at JBA and is an experienced hydraulic modeller specialising in the linking of 1D/2D models. He is an advanced user of GIS and a range of 1D and 2D modelling software, including Flood Modeller, HEC-RAS, ESTRY, TUFLOW, SMS and INFOWORKS. Guy is a modeller reviewer and regularly undertakes independent hydraulic modelling reviews both internally and on behalf of clients.

Jose Sabatini BEng PgDip MSc

José is a Senior Analyst with JBA and has 13 years’ experience in the field of environmental consultancy. Over the last nine years José has worked in UK environmental consultancy and has a wealth of knowledge in both 1D and 2D modelling gained across numerous projects and over a decade of hands-on experience. He has been involved in fluvial, pluvial (surface water), coastal and sewer model assessments utilising a vast array of common modelling packages to achieve the best results, from macro scale scour assessments of individual bridge piers, site-specific Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) in support of development applications, up to catchment and national scale flood risk mapping projects.

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If you would like to discuss our training please contact Katy Tunney.

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