This one day training course deals with low flow occurrence in rivers in the UK and Ireland. Its three main objectives are to provide an understanding of flow processes for low flows, provide an overview of methods to analyse low flows and provide some understanding and guidance of when and where these methods should provide useful results.
It will be presented in four sessions with case studies and hands-on exercises. The exercises will assume a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
This course is aimed at:
- Non-specialists who require an overview of the hydrology of low flows and an introduction to the standard techniques of low flow analysis.
- It is particularly relevant to those involved in water resource management, the ecological management of rivers, licensing of abstractions or discharges to rivers of chemicals or other potential pollutants.
By the end of this course you will be able to understand:
- Hydrological processes and their link to low flows
- Flow measurement during low flow conditions
- Techniques for analysing low flows
- Impacts of low flow
Dr Maxine Zaidman BSc CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM
Maxine is a hydrologist with over 19 years’ experience, and a Technical Director with responsibility for a wide range of water resource and flood risk management projects. Maxine is also a highly-experienced training course author and tutor, having delivered a significant number of foundation and advanced-level technical courses in hydrology and modelling over the last 11 years. She is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on flood hydrology.