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Training courses with HR Wallingford: river hydrology, flood risk and SuDS 

SuDS: standards, guidance and design tools – 3 October 2017

This one-day course will focus on giving a detailed understanding of surface water drainage planning and design to meet current standards and best practice guidance. A programme of taught sessions, exercises and discussion will take delegates through the basis and requirements of current criteria and methods for delivering compliant surface water management systems. An ideal course for developers, consultants and LPA SuDS approval officers, this one-day programme will include a number of topics covering hydraulics and water quality.

The standard delegate fee is £299.00 (excluding VAT at 20%), this includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments.

Introduction to river hydrology and hydraulics – 13-14 November 2017

This is an ideal training course for anyone who requires an introduction to fluvial hydrology and hydraulics in relation to managing floods. The course materials and exercises use real-life examples to assist participants’ understanding of concepts and principles. Our two day course is designed for those new to the subjects or requiring a refresher. It is suitable for Local Authority, Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources water staff and consultants as well as those involved in catchment and fisheries.

The standard delegate fee is £600.00 (excluding VAT at 20%), this includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments.

Introduction to flood risk analysis and management – 15-16 November 2017

This two-day course introduces the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of existing UK policies and legislation. The lectures and exercises are informed by the needs of Local Authorities’ and the Environment Agency, and are updated to include issues of current relevance. Designed as a suitable follow-on from the two-day river hydrology and hydraulics course, it is ideal for those involved in river and flood risk management. Although the focus of the course is river and urban flooding, much of the content also has relevance to tidal and coastal flooding.

The standard delegate fee is £600.00 (excluding VAT at 20%), this includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments.


River modelling and drainage assessment for flood risk management – 23-24 January 2018

This course is targeted at local authorities, with the objective of helping participants understand the fundamental hydrological and hydraulic modelling issues necessary for the delivery of robust flood risk (FRA) and drainage impact assessments (DIA) / conceptual drainage designs. Current software facility and visualisation tools can often enhance understanding but can also lead to a reduced reliance on technical comprehension; and to rigorous model schematisation, parameterisation and numerical model output checks being overlooked. The course will benefit those responsible for reviewing river modelling outputs as part of flood risk assessment and drainage impact assessments for planning.

The standard delegate fee is £599.00 (excluding VAT at 20%), this includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments.


Further details on these courses can be found on the HR Wallingford training website (training@hrwallingford.com) where you can book your place via the online registration form. Please note, if you are interested in booking more than one place or onto more than one course, discounts are available. 


Training courses with Lancaster University and JBA Consulting: flood and coastal risk management 

Catchment Hydrology and Assessment – 8, 9, 10, 23, 24 November 2017

This five-day course (split into a 3-day and 2-day block) will provide delegates with a solid foundation in the key concepts in hydrology, hydrometrics and basic hydrological processes operating at a catchment scale. Teaching will focus on the practical application of skills and industry standard techniques in the context of the latest legislation, guidance and policy.

The standard delegate fee is £980.00, and includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments. You may opt to undertake formal assessment and have this course contribute to a PGCert or higher qualification.

Forecasting and Extreme Event Response – 31 January, 1, 2, 15, 16 February 2018

This five-day course (split into a 3-day and 2-day block) will introduce commercially available models for real time flood forecasting and warning systems and the concepts of variability, uncertainty and accuracy in short term forecasting. Delegates will also be introduced to longer term climate prediction and the concepts and principals of uncertainty. The module will include a simulated flood response exercise to enable delegates to understand how forecasting is applied and how uncertainty and variability in forecasting is dealt with in a real world context and influences the decision making process.

The standard delegate fee is £980.00, and includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments. You may opt to undertake formal assessment and have this course contribute to a PGCert or higher qualification.

Integrated Systems for Sustainable Surface Water Management – 9, 10, 11, 24, 25 May 2018

This five-day course (split into a 3-day and 2-day block) will provide a foundation in flood risk related responsibilities and assessment and introduce the key concepts in urban hydrology and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Practical application of SuDS in the context of the emerging guidance and legislation will be covered using case studies of SuDS implementation in a variety of situations. Delegates will learn about the design of SuDS systems, from outline design concepts to assessment of performance, estimation of flow and water quality loading.

The standard delegate fee is £980.00, and includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments. You may opt to undertake formal assessment and have this course contribute to a PGCert or higher qualification.


Further details on these courses can be found on the Graduate School for the Environment professional training website (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/professional-training/flood-and-coastal-risk-management). Please contact Dr Nick Chappell (n.chappell@lancaster.ac.uk) if you would like to book a place or discuss logistics. 


 

Training course in natural flood management: FREE for young researchers

The first NERC short course “Natural Flood Risk Management” will take place from 20th – 24th November 2017.

We welcome applications from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career staff, particularly BHS members. We recirculate the advert to capture any new people to this fast-developing field. Details of the competitive application process are given at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/professional-training/.

The closing date for applications is: 22nd September 2017

 


 

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