SuDS for Lead Local Flood Authorities

JBA Consulting - surface water flooding

This is a new course that can be configured to suit those wishing to attend by choosing modules relevant to you. It can be delivered as a one or two-day course and we would recommend a maximum of three modules per one-day course to allow time for discussion and exercises.

This is a modulised course that can be configured to suit those wishing to attend (see suggested modules below).  Ir can be delivered as a one or two-day course and we would recommend a maximum of three modules per one-day course to allow time for discussion and exercises.

  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Other Risk Management Authorities working with Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Planning Authorities wishing to gain a greater insight of the LLFA statutory consultee role
  • Developers and consultants wishing to gain a greater insight of the LLFA statutory consultee

Depending on which modules are chosen, following the course attendees should have an understanding of:

  • Relevant national and local legislation, policy, standards and guidance supporting the LLFA statutory consultee role (and in Wales only the SUDS Approving Body role)
  • The performance and key features of SuDS systems,
  • The wider benefits of SuDS include amenity, ecology, water harvesting and green infrastructure. You will discuss the practical application of SuDS in the context of the emerging guidance and legislation.
  • Standard techniques for estimating greenfield runoff rates, development runoff and storage volumes
  • Approaches to hydraulic modelling and different types of model
  • What should be in a FRA/ SWDS and key things to check when auditing them

Hannah Coogan BSc IWA M.CIWEM C.WEM

Hannah has extensive experience in flood risk management across both the public and private sectors. Hannah is a former local government Flood Risk Manager and member of the ADEPT Flood and Water Group. She was instrumental in developing the local flood risk management service at Nottinghamshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council and in the Black Country. She set up and managed the LLFA statutory consultee for Staffordshire, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton Councils, which responded to over 1000 applications a year and is a former course trainer for the JBA Flood Risk Assessment course.

Anna Beasley BSc MSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM

Anna has been involved in projects to manage flood risk in the UK for over 16 years, focussing on assessing and alleviating fluvial, tidal and surface water risk, and the use of sustainable drainage and natural flood management to provide multiple benefits. Her clients have included the Environment Agency, local authorities, water companies, and private developers. She is an experienced, PRINCE2 qualified project manager, hydrologist and hydraulic modeller (InfoWorks-ICM, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, ISIS-TUFLOW, JFlow). She has applied her experience to a wide range of projects, including flood risk and hazard modelling, surface water drainage and SuDS, natural flood management, flood warning improvements, feasibility and options testing, strategic flood risk planning (CFMPs, SFRAs), wastewater management and Water Cycle Studies. She has delivered several training courses to external clients and presented at conferences and CPD events for CIWEM and CIHT.

Jennifer Hill BSc MSc MCIWEM C.WEM

Jennifer specialises in urban catchments – recognising the need to treat the urban environment as an integrated catchment. Jennifer has a keen interest in connecting the water cycle and the benefits that SuDS and Water Sensitive Urban Design can bring to flood risk management, water resources, water quality, amenity and climate change adaptation. As part of Jennifer’s work on Surface Water Management Plans she has become experienced in leading in Communication and Engagement between multiple project partners and members of the public.

Our next SuDs for Lead Local Flood Authorities course will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams, commencing 25th February 2021 with a pre-course webinar.

  • Module 1  & 2                    2nd March 2021
  • Module 3 & 4                     4th March 2021

The course will be delivered in a series of two hour modules, with self-learning and pre and post course webinars.

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

Email Felicity Clarke
+44 (0)1756 799919