Introduction to flood risk analysis and management

Training Course
Hydraulics Research Wallingford (HR Wallingford)
21-22 Feb 2013
United Kingdom (Wallingford)
Howbery Park

The course will introduce the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of current UK policies and legislation, drawing on the experience of the tutors. Current techniques in considering climate change and joint probability will be presented in outline, as will latest guidance on producing flood risk assessments. Due to the size of the subject, the course will focus on river and urban flooding. However, much of the course content will have relevance to tidal and coastal flooding. Course content The course will cover: Policy and legislation:

  • UK and EC legislation and implications for UK stakeholders

  • Overview of methods for implementation

Risk analysis:

  • What is risk?

  • How can you manage risk?

  • Examples of risk analysis and mapping

Climate change:

  • Overview of current understanding

  • Application to flood risk

Joint probability:

  • When should this be considered?

  • Assessment methods

  • Supporting tools

Flood mitigation:

  • Introduction to structural and non-structural measures

  • Flood forecasting and warning

Integrated urban drainage:

  • Types of drainage systems

  • Greenfield and development runoff

  • Use of SuDS

Flood Risk Assessments (FRA):

  • Use in development planning

  • Requirements of an FRA

  • Practicalities of an FRA

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Event fee

£525 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

What is included in the event fee

It includes all documentation, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments on all days, plus evening dinner on Day 1.

Target audience

The course is designed for anyone who requires an understanding of flood risk and its relevance to river management and development planning. It is suitable for recent graduates,consultants, local authority staff, development control and flood defence officers, and for specialists from other disciplines involved in river and catchment management.

How to register

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