Gain an overview of the hydrological process, learn key techniques used when carrying out flood design studies and how to apply them to real life scenarios

A one-day course – Places are limited!

Date: 24th July 2017

This one day CPD MasterClass will provide you with a highly informative introduction to hydrological processes involved when river flows are high. We will also introduce some of the standard techniques used when carrying out flood design studies, in the context of the flow processes involved, so that some understanding of the limitations, as well as the strengths, of these techniques will be developed. The course covers key elements of the FSU (Flood Studies Update) and other Irish techniquesAll attendees will receive a full course pack which they can refer back to at any time, and will gain 5 Structured CPD points to add to their yearly requirements.

On leaving this CPD MasterClass, you should be able to:

  • Consider hydrological processes involved when river flows are high, especially in flood conditions
  • Understand characteristics of rivers in high flow
  • Have an understanding of different modelling approaches
  • Introduce techniques for flood design studies, and
  • Understand their strengths and weaknesses, and apply these techniques to real problems

Course content Includes:

  • Hydrological Processes – Including inputs and outputs.
  • Runoff mechanisms – consideration of groundwater recharge, storage, base flow, importance of antecedent conditions to runoff and baseflow, speed of catchment response, Flow regimes & catchment types.
  • Characteristics of Rivers in High Flow – explores the relationship between flow and velocity, introduces river processes and looks at the causes and effects of high flows.
  • Hydrological Data Availability and Measurements – How rainfall, level and flow is measures and development of rating curves to establish a flow-level relationship
  • Quantifying Floods – Overview of Modelling Approaches – Basic principles of flood frequency analysis, event definition and consideration of gauged catchments and using the AMAX and POT Series
  • Introduction to Various Hydrological Methods, including FSU and FSR – explores FSU and FSR methodology for ungauged catchments.
  • Applicability of each method and guide to choosing the right one – including worked examples

This course assumes little previous knowledge of hydrology, and would be highly relevant to road design engineers, planners, and modellers, as well as highway and urban drainage designers, development control and consenting officers. This course has been designed and developed for both the public and private sector, and may also be also be relevant to planners, engineers and environmental employees in local authorities, as well as planning consultants and engineers.  

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours. 

Joanne Cullinane – JBA Consulting

Joanne is highly experienced in hydrology, hydraulic modelling and environmental engineering.  She is familiar with a range of methods for undertaking hydrological analysis and has applied the OPW’s FSU method on a number of projects undertaken directly for the OPW, including internal beta-testing prior to its public release.  She is also familiar with the companion methods of FSR, IH124 and small catchment approaches.

Joanne has become a member of the core team working on the OPW’s Lower Lee flood relief scheme, a role which includes hydrological analysis and pluvial modelling, and has also applied this experience to the neighbouring catchment of Glashaboy. She is also leading the options appraisal element of the Western CFRAM commission being undertaken on behalf of OPW.  Both these projects draw on experience she gained when working for the OPW Flood Relief Design Section where she gained valuable experience in the design of flood relief schemes, implementation and operational maintenance of flood forecasting systems and the review of flood risk assessments for strategic planning purposes.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  24th July, 2017

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 early-bird, (Normal rate €445), and includes course documentation and light refreshments.While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch.

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