The first part of this one day course focuses on the impacts of urbanisation on catchment runoff response and briefly looks at the policy and guidance relevant to planning for and managing flood risk from urban areas. The second part of the course introduces some of the methods available to estimate greenfield and development runoff rates and volumes, focusing on the standard techniques recommended in The SuDS Manual with worked examples. This one day course aims to provide an understanding of changes in hydrological processes due to urbanisation and an introduction to flow estimation methods that can be used within the initial stages of the planning process.
Those who are involved in the initial stages of planning for development, and those who may be required to review initial planning applications, with regard to flood risk and drainage. No prior knowledge of hydrology is assumed.
Following the course you should have an understanding of:
- Hydrological processes in natural and developed catchments
- Drainage of urban areas including SuDS
- Key industry guidance including The SuDS Manual and Rainfall Runoff management for Developments
- Standard techniques for estimating greenfield runoff rates, development runoff and storage volumes
Dr Jenni Essex BSc MSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM
Jenni is a highly-qualified hydrologist with over 12 years’ experience in the fields of flood risk management and strategic flood risk mapping; and expertise in hydrological analysis, catchment response mechanisms, and hydrometric network review. Jenni brings detailed knowledge of current flood flow estimation methods and guidance and is experienced in carrying out assessments for more unusual catchments such as those which are urbanised, permeable, small and historically mined.