Natural Flood Risk Management

NERC Advanced Training Short Course

The NERC-FUNDED course, designed for PhD students, postdocs, MSc students and other early career researchers, was taught by experts in flood risk management and modelling from JBA Consulting & Lancaster University.

The course covered:

  • Fundamentals of hydrological processes & measurement with field exercises
  • Evaluation of the NFRM evidence base
  • NFRM framework illustrated with exercises in opportunity mapping, modelling & stakeholder co-production
  • Flood ‘event set’ analyses using hands-on 2D flood inundation modelling & physical sandbox modelling
  • Risk & resilience estimation with spatial joint probability analysis
  • Detailed NFRM modelling practical using Dynamic-Topmodel with uncertainty estimation including decision analysis software
  • Co-benefits of NFRM with hands-on Benefits-Cost analyses

Dates: 19-23 Nov 2018
Venue: Hotel in English Lake District
Attendee places: 20

Applications received up to 28 Sep 2018. The application process is now closed.

The next related event will be a British Hydrological Society national meeting on "Natural Flood Management" at Lancaster University on 24 April 2019 (details to follow).

Dr Nick A Chappell.

Applications for Graduate School for the Environment courses must go through the Lancaster University Postgraduate Applications portal.