Introduction to 1D river modelling

Our CIWEM-accredited training course is perfect for those new to flood modelling or Jacobs’ Flood Modeller software.

Key benefits

  • Delivered online or in-person at venues throughout the UK and Ireland

  • Fast-track your learning and understanding of Flood Modeller

  • CIWEM accredited - attendance contributes toward your CPD.

  • One-month Flood Modeller license provided (worth £400)

  • Limited to 8 individuals, maximising the learning experience

  • Comprehensive notes, practicals and other materials are provided

  • Post-course support is provided for two-weeks

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Course description

Attend our introductory training course to gain an overview of the 1D river modelling techniques available within Flood Modeller.

The training course is provided through a series of presentations, practical exercises and additional self-learning materials, which include complementary training videos.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the 1D river modelling capabilities of Flood Modeller and when to apply the software to different types of application. 

The course will allow you to familiarise yourself with the various tools and features within the software, allowing you to build your own 1D river model, run simulations, troubleshoot common modelling issues and interpret results.

Course structure

You will cover a range of topics through the training, including:


  • Introduction to 1D river modelling

  • Building a 1D river model

  • Running simulations

  • Adding 1D hydraulic structures

  • Sensitivity, calibration and diagnostics

  • Floodplain modelling in 1D

  • Floodplains, 2D and integrated modelling

Course pre-requisites

This course assumes no prior knowledge of flood modelling and is presented from a practical point of view by expert modellers.

It is recommended that attendees complete the ‘Getting started’ guides prior to the training to ensure the best possible learning experience.

Additional information

Prior to the training, you will receive a detailed document which provides all the information you need to undertake the course, including the agenda, links to the various resources, and details on how to access Flood Modeller.

Each attendee must provide their own laptop to undertake the training. However, a one-month Flood Modeller Standard edition training license (worth £400) is provided to each attendee.

The course is limited to 8 attendees which ensures our dedicated team of tutors are on hand to give you the support and guidance you need.

This course is approved by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and attendance will contribute toward your continuing professional development (CPD).

Course leader

Cristina Agafon-Danila, Senior Modeller and Hydrologist

Cristina has been using Flood Modeller for more than 6 years. She is part of the technical support team, providing customers with help and support daily, and regularly delivers training courses.

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Upcoming courses


4th & 5th July 2022

Introduction to 1D river modelling



8th & 9th November 2022

Introduction to 1D river modelling


Online Course

12th, 13th & 15th September 2022

Introduction to 1D river modelling


Online Course

12th, 13th & 15th December 2022

Introduction to 1D river modelling



4th & 5th October 2022

Introduction to 1D river modelling



17th & 18th January 2023

Introduction to 1D river modelling


Customer feedback

"I thought it was a very useful course which covered everything I needed it to and expected. The instructor went through things at a good pace giving lots of opportunities to ask questions."

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