Beginner’s Guide to Hydraulic Modelling for River Restoration

JBA Catchment and River Restoration training course

Hydraulic models are a commonly used tool to investigate many environmental issues such as flood risk, fluvial geomorphology and habitat creation. Many environmentalists are faced with the prospect of commissioning hydraulic modelling or interpreting model results without background knowledge. This one day course aims to demystify hydraulic modelling for non-modellers, providing you with the necessary skills to specify a suitable modelling approach and better understand the underlying assumptions in modelling when interpreting model results.

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This course is aimed at:

  • Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology staff
  • River restoration managers/officers
  • Catchment coordinators
  • Environmental permitting staff and consultants

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the different types of modelling available
  • Know the underlying assumptions behind hydraulic modelling
  • Understand when certain model types are suitable and what their limitations are
  • Know how to specify hydraulic models at the tender stage
  • Have an appreciation of model scale and uncertainty

The course comprises of a series of presentations, discussions and worked examples.

Dr David Mould BSc MSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM

David has a background in hydrology, hydraulics and fisheries science. At JBA David has worked within Flood Mapping, Applied Hydrology and Fisheries teams, where he has further enhanced his knowledge and experience of hydraulic modelling, hydrology, fisheries and project management. David is part of JBA’s Catchment and River Restoration Team.

Matthew Hemsworth BSc MSc MCIWEM C.WEM

Matt is a Principal Geomorphologist and JBA’s Lead Fluvial Geomorphologist. He has worked at JBA for over ten years leading river restoration, sediment management, weir removal, WFD assessment and restoration optioneering and design projects. Matt has delivered geomorphology and river restoration training to a variety of clients and co-delivers the River Restoration and Sustainable Floodplain Management PgCert course for Lancaster University.

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If you would like to discuss our training please contact Felicity Clarke.

Email Felicity Clarke
+44 (0)1756 799919