WM 241 provides an overview of risk and uncertainty, including what this looks like from a flood risk management perspective, and how you measure, assess and express both.
The course also covers what tools, measures and instruments are available to manage flood risk, including what is involved in flood risk analyses and the development of flood risk management plans.
Flood emergency management is examined, including who is typically involved, as well as best practice processes from reduction through to readiness, response and recovery.
The final part of the course will discuss the importance of managing flood risk management assets over their whole lifecycle and how developing asset management plans can facilitate this process.
Throughout this course you will gain an applied knowledge of:
- What is risk and uncertainty, what do both look like in flood risk management, and how do you assess and express both
- How you assess flood risk, how flood risk is managed, and what is in the flood risk manager’s toolbox
- The components of flood risk analysis, what data should be collected, including examples and case studies
- What and who are involved in flood emergency management, including key principles and best practice processes to follow
- What is involved in flooplain risk management planning, including how to develop a floodplain management plan
- The importance of developing asset management plans and managing flood risk management assets over their whole lifecycle.
Who should attend
This course provides guidance to practitioners responsible for managing flood risk and planning the management of flood protection infrastructure.
Also suitable for senior field supervisors and area engineers looking to advance their careers or considering a slight change in their work.
Practitioners working in planning, asset management or other related fields will also benefit from enhancing their understanding of the processes involved in floodplain risk management, flood emergency management and planning, and the management of flood protection infrastructural assets.
Typical attendees include
- River practitioners
- Field supervisors
- Area engineers
- Asset managers
- Operational personnel
- Public works professionals
- Operations engineers
- Text, images, video
- Formative assessment
- Case studies
- Summative assessment
This course will give you:
- A thorough understanding of the different components of risk, how to identify critical assets and manage flood risk and flood emergencies. This includes the principles and processes of flood risk analyses and risk assessments, and what is involved in developing floodplain risk management plans.
- Guidance to practitioners responsible for flood risk management and the management of flood protection infrastructure.
- Improved asset management decision-making by identifying where, when and how to intervene to reduce flood risk for best value for money.
Recommended prior learning
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