Introduction to 2D 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 2D modelling techniques available within Flood Modeller. It is aimed at users who want to learn about 2D modelling techniques, including overland flows, breach and culvert modelling.

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 appreciate the pros and cons of 2D modelling and the data required in order to undertake it.

You will have a good understanding of the 2D functionality (ADI, TVD and FAST solvers) within the software and know when it is applicable to apply each solver. You will be able to use the software for a variety of modelling applications where full 2D or 1D-2D linked models are required.

The course will allow you to familiarise yourself with the various tools and features within the software, allowing you to build your own 2D 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 2D modelling

  • Building a 2D ADI model

  • Running simulations

  • Incorporating roughness, topographic features, and flood defences

  • Direct rainfall/surface water/pluvial modelling

  • Multiple 2D domain modelling

  • Flood hazard mapping

  • Validating results using the 2D TVD and 2D FAST solvers

  • Embedding 1D structures within a 2D domain

  • 1D river-2D linking (high-level overview)

Course pre-requisites

This course assumes a basic understanding of 1D modelling using Flood Modeller.

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

Elliot Petty, Senior Modeller and Hydrologist

Elliot has been using Flood Modeller for 6 years. He has successfully delivered a wide range of hydraulic modelling and hydrological related projects, and is also involved in the testing of Flood Modeller.

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Upcoming courses


22nd November 2022

Introduction to 2D modelling


Online Course

25th & 26th January 2023

Introduction to 2D modelling



29th March 2023

Introduction to 2D modelling


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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."


"The course was very well structured and organised over the two days. It was the right size group and allowed one to one feedback directly with the course instructor."


"The instructor was very easy to follow and approachable throughout the training course. It was easy to ask questions as the instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful."