HR Wallingford provide  standard and bespoke training courses on dam breach and dam breach modelling. 

Our campus

Our standard training courses are delivered at dedicated lecture facilities at our Howbery Park campus in the Oxfordshire countryside on the banks of the River Thames.

Introduction to 1D Breach Modelling

HR Wallingford's introductory course examines the nature of breaches through embankment dams, the different approaches available to model or assess these and the pros and cons of each type of approach. It explains the different failure modes identified in breaching, when these failure modes are most likely to occur, and what the impact is of modelling the wrong failure mode. Ideas on how to deal with uncertainties in the input parameters and the impact of these uncertainties on the model output are discussed.

It is suitable for Dam owners/operators, consulting engineers undertaking/specifying dam breach studies and emergency planners.

At the end of the course participants will understand:

Bespoke training courses

If you need training delivered at a different time, at a different venue, or would like bespoke training for your team then we can tailor training programmes and courses to meet your requirements. We can develop new material on specific topics for you.

Most training courses can be run either at Howbery Park where HR Wallingford's offices and facilities are located, at your site or at another convenient venue.

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Mohammed (course tutor) is obviously passionate about his field and this shines through, a great presenter.

Past delegate