This one day course provides an overview of the generic types of river model and how to select the best model for a particular application for flood risk management (flood warning, flood risk mapping, broad scale models, feasibility and design of flood mitigation measures).
This course is aimed at professionals and managers wanting a non-mathematical and easily understood introduction to river modelling.
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand the key differences between models
- Know how to choose the most appropriate modelling approach
- Understand the differences between commercial software packages
- Know what is good practice in modelling
The course includes information from the Environment Agency’s Modelling Specifications.
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.
Matthew Scott MSc BSc
Since joining JBA in 2001, Matthew has gained significant experience in hydraulic and hydrological modelling with particular emphasis on Flood Modeller, HEC-RAS, and the FEH. In addition, he is experienced in the use of 2D modelling of overland flood routes using TUFLOW and JFLOW+. Matthew has experience of managing and working as the technical lead on a number of detailed modelling studies.