Advanced Flood Modeller

Our CIWEM-accredited training course is designed for experienced users wishing to further their knowledge of Flood Modeller. 

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 advanced training course to gain an overview of the advanced modelling techniques available within Flood Modeller.

It is aimed at those involved in the development and review of hydraulic models and focuses primarily on model diagnostics and debugging, advanced structures and automation tools.

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 the course, you will have an appreciation for several initialisation and runtime errors that can occur when using Flood Modeller and understand how to fix these. 

You will learn how to use a number of review tools within Flood Modeller to diagnose problematic areas of your model and understand how these can be improved upon. 

You will also gain experience using the latest automation tools and obtain detailed insight into the use of structures.

Course structure

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


  • 1D numerics

  • Advanced parameters

  • Model diagnostics and tools

  • Model instabilities

  • Initialisation errors

  • Runtime errors

  • Advanced structures

  • Automation tools

  • Diagnostic tools

Course pre-requisites

The course assumes a good understanding of 1D modelling as well as Flood Modeller’s user interface. It is aimed at users who already understand and use the software on a regular basis, but want to further their knowledge.

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 licence (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 leaders

Adam Parkes, Senior Modeller and Hydrologist
Adam has been using Flood Modeller for more than 15 years. He has delivered many training courses, including our introductory and advanced Flood Modeller courses, hydrology and a number of bespoke courses. 

Konrad Adams, Senior Developer and Forecasting Specialist

Konrad has been using Flood Modeller for more than 20 years and has delivered training for the last 10 years. He regularly delivers training, including the 1D modelling, 2D modelling and flood forecasting courses. 

Upcoming courses

Last few spaces available


16th November 2022

Advanced Flood Modeller



9th February 2023

Advanced Flood Modeller



22nd March 2023

Advanced Flood Modeller


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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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