MicroDrainage: Greenfield Runoff, Unit Hydrographs and Flood Risk Management Tools (UK) | Online Course

Online Training Course

Assessment of greenfield conditions is rapidly becoming a pre-requisite for planning approval. The hydrology capabilities within MicroDrainage enable engineers to design systems that consider the pre-development conditions of the site and can include Greenfield areas in their design. In addition, mapping existing flooding problems is an integral part of flood risk assessments and surface water management plans. Flood risk management tools are needed at the before and throughout a drainage design to ensure developments are suitably designed for exceedence.

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Who will benefit?

Drainage and development control engineers within consultancies, EA, SEPA, Local and County Councils. A good practical knowledge of MicroDrainage is essential.

What will they learn?

Engineers will use MicroDrainage to keep site discharges within pre-development runoff limits and to incorporate Greenfield areas into their designs. Important aspects of flood risk assessment work are all covered by this course to ensure compliance with the statutory service levels for flood planning.

Key Topics

The course covers the latest hydrology techniques, including:

  • Deriving Peak Flows from undeveloped & partly urbanised catchments
  • The application of complex controls to meet allowable discharge limits for new developments
  • Producing runoff hydrographs from undeveloped greenfield sites
  • Combining & analysing flows from urban & rural catchments, to comply with flood risk zoning
  • Analysing sites for pre-development flood conditions
  • Checking flood flow paths on integrated urban drainage systems

An overview of the theory and the statutory requirements are included in the course. Delegates will be guided through worked examples to illustrate the methodology, which include sites bounded by rivers and streams.

Online learning

The courses will be conducted using WebEx/GoToTraining software, which allows two way communication between the instructor and the class.

To participate you will need two screens, one to run the software and the other to watch the presenter or their screen. A headset with microphone would also be very useful.

You will operate the software using a ‘virtual’ computer which we will provide and which you can access from your computer, whether from home or in the office. We will provide you with login details a day or so before the course starts. This virtual machine includes the software and data required to run the course. In other words, there is no need for you to install the software on your computer, to participate in the training.

Training notes will be posted to you in advance of the training.

Class sizes will be strictly limited as we understand the challenges associated with remote learning.

Reserve your space - click the course date in the blue panel. Or for future dates, contact us.

Once you have reserved your space, you will receive a follow up email with registration information.

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