Last week, some of the Flood Modeller team, visited the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge to deliver a half day practical training session introducing students to 2D modelling using Flood Modeller.
The students were initially given a background into 2D modelling and the data required to build a 2D model. By the end of the session, the students had built their own 2D model, simulated flooding for a location with and without flood defences, produced flood hazard maps and then linked their 2D models to a 1D channel. This helped to give students experience in how Flood Modeller could be used to solve real world problems in practice which will be a valuable skill for them to have when applying to jobs after graduating.
This session was provided as part of a wider range of support and material that is available to Universities by the Flood Modeller team, to help them to introduce and to teach Flood Modeller to students. These include:
Introductory modelling guides
Training materials and other learning resources
PowerPoint presentations, including practical exercises
e-Learning material, including online tutorial videos
Training sessions at your university to help introduce the software to students
For further details on this and to find out how to obtain this material, please contact Alastair Sheppard.