Flood Risk, Modelling and Management
Training Program


Natural hazards have caused severe consequences to the natural, modified and human systems in the past. These consequences seem to increase with

time due to both the higher intensity of the natural phenomena and the higher value of elements at risk. Among the water-related hazards, flood hazards have the most destructive impacts.

In the last decades, the reported damages caused by natural hazards increased tremendously.

Flood risk management aims to prevent the loss of properties, assets and life caused by floods. You will learn which concepts exist to protect people

from floods having a look at the catchment, the rivers and the settlements at risk. Following the so-called flood risk cycle, prevention, protection and preparation measures are shown.

Finally, you learn about the importance of raising risk awareness within a community and different types of precaution. This will help you learning how to create your own ideas and measures to prevent risks related to



This course is for anyone interested in flood risk management

 Learning Objectives:                                  

 Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the main principles of flood risk management; conceptualize and apply the main principles of flood risk assessment
  • Understand the Hydro informatics tools available for flood risk management
  • Understand and explain the main principles of flood forecasting and warning and uncertainty issues associated with flood forecasts
  • Utilize their hands-on experience in the step-by-step modelling procedure to build flood models
  • Understand hydrological flood modelling
  • Evaluate flood hazard and flood risk maps concerning their uncertainties
  • Fact Sheet
  • Changes in climate will threaten the efficacy, adequacy, and durability of flood control structures and their continued services.
  • Since flood control structures provide defense against frequent, small floods in rivers and estuaries, rising sea levels, and storm surges, climate change impacts on these structures may significantly affect the communities relying on their protection. Such impacts have implications for urban stability, economic growth and trade, and food and water availability.
  • These structures and their services can be protected with adaptation strategies that include fortifying existing structures and updating design standards to accommodate future climate
  • Assess appropriate rural and urban flood protection measures


 Who should attend     
 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 familiarize with the latest tools and techniques in flood risk management also Those involved in river and catchment management including recent graduates, consultants, Contractors, local authority staff, development control and flood defense


Course Duration and Timing:

The course will be covered over 4 working days from 9 AM- 3 PM


 Workshop Agenda and Program Outline          


·         Topic


·         Introduction to the workshop

·         Flood Hydrology

·         Hydrograph and Flood Analysis

·         Hydrologic Modeling tools


·         Introduction to WMS

·         WMS Environment



·         Watershed delineation from digital elevation data

·         Use of digital terrain data for basin lag time and time of concentration computations

·         Using Digital Land Use and Soil Data to Compute CN and Runoff Coefficients

·         Rainfall and Design Storm Analysis


·         Hydrologic Model setup with (HEC-1) and Rational Method

·         Modeling Results and Output

·         Flood Risk Stage and Maps


·         Hands on Training

·         Case Studies and Real Applications


·         Case Studies and Real Applications

·         Flood Risk Mitigation and Management

·         Workshop Conclusions and Closure