HEC-RAS Essentials

JBA River Hydraulics and Modelling training course

This two day course is designed to provide an essential overview of hydraulic modelling software HEC-RAS.  The course covers how to construct a simple 1D model including structures such as weirs, bridges and culverts to developing a 1D-2D hydrodynamic hydraulic model. The course builds on real world examples to demonstrate the capabilities of the software.

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This course is aimed at project managers, engineers and hydraulic modellers requiring an overview of the HEC-RAS and practical tuition on the use of HEC-RAS.

No prior knowledge or experience of HEC-RAS is required, although some knowledge of river modelling/hydraulics will be beneficial. If you do have prior knowledge there us the option to attend just day 2 of this course.

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

  • Build and run simple 1D and 2D models
  • Combine 1D and 2D models to produce a simple hydrodynamic model
  • View results and spot basic errors
  • Utilise GIS applications of HEC-RAS

Gavin Hodson BSc FdSc

Gavin has been involved in a wide range of hydraulic modelling studies using HEC-RAS (1D), Flood Modeller- TUFLOW (1D-2D) and JFlow (2D). He has also contributed to engineering studies for local authorities involving outline design of flood alleviation options. Gavin has experience in undertaking Flood Risk Assessments for varying sized developments and outline design surface water drainage systems and SuDS to support planning applications.


Jeremy is the Executive Chairman of JBA Group. He has over 32 years’ water engineering, management and hydrology experience working in the UK and overseas and has published and lectured widely on these subjects. He has been involved with flood risk mapping (at national and local scales) since 1984 and is Framework Director for the Water & Environmental Management Framework with UK flood management authorities. He is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on river hydraulics.

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 Felicity Clarke.

Email Felicity Clarke
+44 (0)1756 799919