Flood Risk Assessments

Our Flood Risk Assessments course provides an introduction to flood risks, the legislation and guidance to flood risk assessments, the flood risk assessment process, level 1 and level 2 flood risk assessments, surface water management assessments, other flood risk issues and the role of the lead local flood authority now and in the future.

As a result of the changing climate for developments, Flood Risk Assessments have become an important part of the Planning Process. This course provides the information to allow water professionals to assess and complete both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments. The course does not go into the production of Level 3 assessments where hydraulic modeling of water courses is required.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.

Aims & Objectives:

On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments and:

  • Identify the level of flood risk at a site;
  • Understand the legislative requirements to complete a flood risk assessment;
  • Establish the outline mitigation options for the proposed development in terms of flood risk.

The course has been designed to allow the client to have the knowledge to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

What happens if flooding occurs, the Lead Local Flood Authority and their role, Section 19 investigation

Course Outline:

Introduction to Flood Risk

  • Why do we need Flood Risk Assessments
  • Types of Flood Risk

Legislation and Guidance behind Flood Risk Assessments

  • NPPF and the relevance of PPS 25/TAN 15/PPS 15
  • Regional Planning Policy Guidance
  • Local Planning Policy Guidance
  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessments
  • Pitt Report
  • Flood and Water Management Act 2010

The Flood Risk Assessment Process

  • The Regulatory Regime
  • Guidance (EA, DEFRA and CIRIA)
  • The Sequential Test and the Exceptional Test
  • Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Assessments

Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments

  • Identifying Risk
  • Considerations

Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

  • Site flood risk
  • Mitigation options

Surface Water Management Assessments

  • Control of runoff from development sites
  • Surface water management methods and mitigation

Other Flood Risk Issues

  • Groundwater Flooding
  • Artificial Drainage Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure

Lead Local Flood Authority and their role now and in the future

The course would be given using the following methods of delivery.

  • Presentations
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Individual or Group Exercises
  • Discussion

Intended For:

The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

Testimonials – what our clients say...

  • Good discussion amongst attendees and tutor.

    Senior SuDS Officer, Durham County Council
  • Gave a better understanding from what I expect to see from Flood Risk Assesments. Checklist for FRA very useful.

    Project Engineer, Durham County Council
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