The course is designed for current and future water professionals (engineers and scientists), decision-makers and others involved in flood modelling and flood management, particularly those who would like to be familiarise with the latest tools and techniques in flood risk management. Pre-requisites are knowledge about hydrology and hydraulics; some experiences with flood modelling/management is desirable but it is not a must.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 12 June 2017
End: 30 June 2017
Deadline IHE application: 12 May 2017 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
- Understand and explain the main principles of flood risk management;
- Understand the Hydroinformatics tools available for flood risk management;
- Conceptualise the main principles of EU flood directive and have knowledge about European experience in flood risk management;
- Understand and explain the main principles of flood forecasting and warning and uncertainty issues associated with flood forecasts;
- Utilise their hands-on experience in the step-by-step modelling procedure to build flood inundation models.
The course will introduce the basic concepts of flood risk management and the latest tools and techniques available in managing flood risk. Specific contents are:
- Introduction to flood risk management
- Flood risk management in practice – the different models of FRM
- The role of uncertainty in evaluating flood risks
- Sources of risk and their quantification (including flash floods, flood hazard mapping and climate change impacts)
- Risk pathways (including 2D flood inundation modelling and reliability analysis of flood defence structures)
- Vulnerability (consequences on receptors): Risk perception, community behaviour and social resilience
- Pre-flood measures in FRM: sustainability issues, long-term planning, flood forecasting and warning, flood risk maps
- During flood measures in FRM (flood emergency response and evacuation planning)
- Post flood measures (flood recovery)
- EU framework directive on floods; other national (eg UK) flood directives. European experience in managing floods.