Getting you started

Our getting started guides are designed to introduce you to flood modelling and Jacobs' industry leading software, Flood Modeller.

The following guides provide a step by step process using a range of 1D and 2D data for the River Severn in England.

Flood Modeller Essentials

This guide covers everything you need to know before you start using Flood Modeller. Ideal for beginners, but also highly recommended for those with prior modelling knowledge, you will learn terminology commonly-used in the software.

River Modelling

In this guide, we introduce you to 1D river modelling. You will load a river network and learn how to setup and run 1D simulations. We will explore a selection of the multiple ways Flood Modeller allows us to visualise the results from this.

Urban Modelling

In this guide, we introduce 1D urban modelling. You will load and edit an urban network, and learn how to adjust settings in the associated simulation. We will run a 1D urban simulation and explore a selection of the multiple ways Flood Modeller allows visualisation of the results from this.

2D Modelling

In this guide, we introduce 2D modelling. You will build all necessary 2D modelling components, setup and run a 2D simulation, and visualise the results from this, all in just ten simple steps!

Integrated Modelling

In this guide we introduce integrated modelling. You will load three projects containing a combination of 1D and 2D modelling components and simulations. For each, you will build the linked components needed to combine the relevant aspects and learn which data is required within the simulation itself to define the links. Finally, you will setup and run three fully integrated simulations and view the results from these.

Data sources to inform your flood models
Access our comprehensive list of data sources and datasets to find out how to obtain the data you need to build different types of flood models.

Converting models to Flood Modeller

Follow these step by step guides to convert your existing models to Flood Modeller.

HEC-RAS models

Flood Modeller allows you to import cross sections defined in existing HEC-RAS models, automatically converting them to Flood Modeller 1D cross section format.

InfoWorks ICM models

Flood Modeller allows you to convert your InfoWorks ICM models to Flood Modeller format.