Flood Risk Management

This course introduces the participants to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood risk management. It covers the European experience in managing floods and stresses in the use of the latest tools in flood risk management.

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2015

For whom?

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: 08 June 2015
End: 26 June 2015
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 08 May 2015 - 23.59 (CET)
Deadline NFP: 25 August 2014 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2775

Course content

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.