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25-27 July 2017 London, UK

DISCOVER

EXPLORE

MEET

LEARN


European HEC Software Workshop 25-27 July 2017 | London

WELCOME TO THE SECOND HEC SOFTWARE WORKSHOP After a successful first year we are bringing the HEC software workshop back for 2017. This year you can choose from a one day workshop, a two day training course or attend all three days, giving you the flexibility you need. We are working with the team at Hydrologic Engineering Center plus other leading users of the HEC software bringing you the chance to meet, learn, explore and discover the HEC software which is available for free. It is the only software workshop in Europe dedicated to the HEC hydraulic and hydrological modelling software – HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-DSS and HEC-ResSim.

This event will be packed with key-note presentations, masterclasses, case studies and time to network with fellow modellers and researchers. The workshops and case studies will feature the latest thinking from some of the leading experts in this area, giving you practical solutions to take away with you. There will be particular emphasis on HEC-HMS and the two day training course will focus on its use in flood forecasting, routing methods and rainfall-runoff approaches. HEC-HMS (Hydrologic Modelling System) includes numerous options for modelling many processes within the hydrologic cycle, including rainfall/snow, evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff transform, baseflow, and channel routing.

Day 1 The HEC Suite TIME

SPEAKERS

8:45 - 9:15

Coffee and registration

09:15 - 09:45

Jeremy Benn

Welcome and introduction

09:45 – 10:45

Matt Fleming

Keynote session: The HEC software family and its future development

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:00

Alex Sanchez

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and networking

13:00 – 14:30

Alex Sanchez

14:30 - 14:45

Break

14:45 – 17:00

TOPIC

New features in HEC-RAS 5.1

Workshop: Building a 2D model in HEC-RAS Learn how to develop a combined 1D/2D flow model from scratch, giving you the chance to explore the new software tools and features.

HEC software case study presentations Case studies and posters showing projects that have used the new HEC functionalities and efficiencies.


European HEC Software Workshop 25-27 July 2017 | London

Day 2 HEC-HMS Training Course

MEET Modellers, hydrologists and engineers who are unfamiliar with HEC-HMS and want to learn how this software can be used to simulate precipitation-runoff within a catchment.

EXPLORE HEC-HMS can help in the completion of hydrologic modelling studies. The HEC-HMS software can be used to simulate historic flood events, a period-of-record (continuous simulation), and hypothetical, or design, floods. It can also be used in real-time mode.

DISCOVER The hydrologic processes that can be simulated within HEC-HMS and the data requirements needed to create a model. The course will also include a discussion about new capabilities in upcoming releases of HEC-HMS.

LEARN The modelling capabilities within HEC-HMS and the user interface. The workshops provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the software, providing a solid foundation that can be built upon when applying the software to hydrologic modelling studies.

TIME

WORKSHOP SESSION

TOPIC

9:00 - 10:00

Introduction to HEC-HMS.

Introduction to modelling capabilities, the user interface, data entry and editing, simulation runs, and viewing results.

10:00 - 11:00

New GIS capabilities in HEC-HMS.

Introduction to the new sub-basin and reach delineation capabilities being developed for HEC-HMS 4.3.

11:00 - 11:15

Break

11:00 – 12:00

Workshop: Introduction to HEC-HMS.

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and networking

13:00 – 14:00

Meteorologic models, simulating both historical and hypothetical floods.

Overview of the types of rainfall used in runoff computations and introduction to rainfall/snowfall methods available in HEC-HMS for reproducing historic storms and simulating hypothetical storms.

14:00 - 15:00

Modelling rainfall excess and loss, and snowmelt.

Definition of “loss rates” and the processes involved. Introduction to loss rate methods for event simulations: initial constant, deficit constant, SCS curve number, Green Ampt. Discussion on the choice of a loss rate method and how to estimate model parameters.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:15

Workshop: Rainfall and loss rate computation.

Mechanics of the program including creating data sets, computing simulation runs, and viewing results.

Examination of different approaches to historic rainfall/snow. Time will also be spent comparing different approaches to computing loss rates.

Delivered by Matt Fleming, Mike Bartles and Alex Sanchez.


European HEC Software Workshop 25-27 July 2017 | London

Day 3 HEC-HMS Training Course TIME

WORKSHOP SESSION

TOPIC

09:00 - 10:00

Unit hydrograph approach to precipitation-runoff modelling.

Development of the unit hydrograph theory and its application. Definition of synthetic methods and discussion of several methods: Clark, SCS, and Snyder. Discussion of the choice of a unit hydrograph method and how to estimate parameters.

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15 - 12:00

Workshop: Computing synthetic unit hydrographs.

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and networking

13:00 – 14:00

Model optimisation tools.

Use of the optimisation tool to estimate unit hydrograph and loss rate model parameters using observed rainfall and flow data.

14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Model optimisation.

Use of the optimisation tool to estimate unit hydrograph and loss parameters using rainfall and flow data developed in an earlier workshop. Comparison of the results by analysing multiple storm events.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:15

Reservoir and reach routing.

Description of the reservoir element and the three methods for routing water through the reservoir pool. Representation of outflow structures of the dam. Discussion of data requirements. Concepts of flood wave routing and discussion of the channel routing methods available in HEC-HMS: lag, Muskingum, kinematic wave, Muskingum-Cunge, and modified Puls.

16:15 - 17:00

New capabilities in HECHMS version 4.3

Including an integrated GIS tool, two-dimensional overland flow and sediment transport capabilities, and improved optimisation and uncertainty analysis capabilities.

Mechanics of the program including creating data sets, computing simulation runs, and viewing results.


European HEC Software Workshop 25-27 July 2017 | London

Michael Bartles (Mike) - is a Senior Hydraulic Engineer within the Hydrology and Hydraulics Technology Division at the Hydrologic Engineering Center. Mike develops lecture and workshop material for application of HEC software and provides training within the Corps’ PROSPECT program and around the world. In addition to developing software and training materials, Mike provides technical support on the application of HEC software, performs project studies, and develops guidance for use within dam and levee safety studies. Mike’s technical specialties include physicallybased hydrologic modelling, 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling, statistical hydrology, unit hydrograph theory, hypothetical and extreme storm event development, reservoir system operations, real-time flood forecasting, dam and levee safety, and Geographic Information Systems. Matthew Fleming (Matt) - is Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Technology Division at the Hydrologic Engineering Center. The Division primarily supports the development of three of the most widely used hydrology and hydraulics software within the Corps of Engineers and engineering profession, the Hydrologic Modelling System (HEC-HMS), the River Analysis System (HEC-RAS), and the Statistical Software Package (HEC-SSP). The software is used on a wide range of studies from flood forecasting, flood risk analysis, inundation mapping, dam and levee safety, reservoir sediment analysis, and environmental analysis. In addition to developing software, the Division provides technical support on the application of the software, performs project studies using HEC software, and provides training within the Corps’ PROSPECT program and around the world. Matt has developed lecture and workshop material for application of HEC software and delivered many training classes. Alejandro Sánchez (Alex) - is a Senior Hydraulic Engineer of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Technology Division at the Hydrologic Engineering Center. Dr. Sánchez is a member of the River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) and Hydrologic Modelling System (HEC-HMS) development teams. These software packages are industry standards in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling studies such as flood forecasting, flood risk analysis, inundation mapping, dam and levee safety, reservoir sediment analysis, and environmental analysis. In addition to model development, Dr. Sánchez has provided user technical support, training through workshops and webinars, and performed several project studies using a wide range of USACE models and software tools. His technical specialties include computational methods for fluid dynamics and sediment transport, morphodynamic modelling, coastal and riverine processes, and data analysis techniques. Jeremy Benn FREng MA MSc CEng CWEM FICE FCIWEM MASCE is the Executive Chairman of JBA Group. He has over 32 years’ international experience in water engineering, management and hydrology gained from work in the UK, Ireland, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Georgia, Ireland and New Zealand. He has been involved in the feasibility and detailed design of irrigation, drainage, flood walls, and storage reservoirs. He worked in Sri Lanka on the Kaudulla irrigation rehabilitation scheme for two years in the 1980s. In 2010 he was the lead author for the strategic study for provision of flood warnings in Ireland. In 2013 he acted as International Peer Reviewer to the New Zealand Government on approaches to post-earthquake flood mapping. During the 2014 floods in England Jeremy was a member of the UK Government’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE). Jeremy is a highly experienced trainer and delivers on average over 40 days of structured training a year in hydraulics, hydrology and flood risk management.


Don’t miss out, book your place now! Simply visit www.jbaconsulting.com to book your place online, early bird rates are available until 8 May 2017.

European HEC Software Workshop programme  

Choose from a one day workshop, a two day training course or attend all three days, giving you the flexibility you need.

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