Computer models are now almost universally used to provide information on flood levels, flood extents and hydraulic capacity. The range of models is wide from simple ‘shareware’ programs to very complex integrated packages. This one day course provides a guide to the various generic model types and their capabilities and limitations. This knowledge is then used to show how to review the appropriateness of a particular modelling approach and the corresponding outputs and to assess whether the results are likely to be suitable.
This course is aimed at professionals involved in development control and consenting for flood risk management and drainage.
By the end of this course you will be able to provide the knowledge to undertake ‘high level’ reviews of models used for estimating flood levels and hydraulic capacity of drainage systems.
Jeremy Benn FREng MA MSc CEng C.WEM FICE FCIWEM MASCE MIEI
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.