Trash Screen Design

JBA River Hydraulics and Modelling training course

You will receive practical advice on the need assessment, design and operation of security and trash screens on this one day course. As well as case studies there will be hands-on exercises and also use of a portable hydraulic flume to illustrate key hydraulic principles. The exercises will include an example risk assessment and hydraulic design.

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Topics covered:

  • Assessing the need for a screen
  • Difference between trash, primary and security screens
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Risk assessment
  • Screen design
  • Screen operation
  • What to avoid

This course is aimed at:

  • Any professional who is likely to be involved in the specifying, design or operation of screens.
  • Managers and regulators involved in consenting screens.

By the end of the course you will have a good appreciation of the need for screens, what constitutes good design and how to assess the flood risk and safety risk they present.


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.

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

Email Felicity Clarke
+44 (0)1756 799919