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This course describes the principles and practice of real time flood forecasting and warning. The course covers overall system design, hydrological data systems, quantitative precipitation forecasting, flood forecasting methods for rivers and coasts, forecast uncertainty, warning systems and technology, emergency response and planning, and decision making under uncertainty. Current practice in the UK and internationally will be illustrated through case studies, and progress towards achieving best practice in the UK discussed.
Flood risk is increasing due to the growth in people and property living in flood plains, and the possible increase in flood hazard associated with climate change. Real-time flood forecasting and warning has become an important component of flood risk management strategies that seek to mitigate the impacts of floods on communities at risk by issuing timely and accurate forecasts and warnings of impending flooding. The aims of the course are therefore to:
On completion of the course, delegates will:
A course for scientists, engineers and managers who have a professional interest in how real time flood forecasts are generated, and who require a deeper understanding of how decisions are made to issue flood warnings based on uncertain flood forecasts.
We offer a 30 percent discount on this course to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £275.00, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.
Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8518) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.
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