Coastal Flooding and Erosion Science

Course Overview 

This online eLearning course is designed for existing flood risk professionals (asset managers, partnership managers, flood risk managers) who wish to develop a deeper understanding of coastal flooding and associated science. It will be of particular interest to those who are looking for wider knowledge on flood risk modelling and the science behind it, as well as civil engineering and other graduates looking to develop specific knowledge of coastal flooding.

The focus of this short course is on fundamental processes linked coastal hazards, including floods and coastal erosion. It introduces key datasets and methods used in river flood risk assessment, referring to best practice guidance (e.g. UKCP18). It explores potential changes in coastal processes over different timescales in response to internal and external controls, including climate and sea level change.

Prior to enrolling on this course, we recommended that you have a basic understanding of coastal science, or have completed the free course An Introduction to Flood Risk and Resilience.

Key Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this online learning module, participants will be able to:

  • understand fundamental climate, hydraulic and sediment processes operating in coastal zones
  • acquire evidence on climate, hydraulic and sediment variables
  • describe the potential impacts of future changes on coastal zones, including extreme events, climate change and sea level change

Course Duration 

This module has a learning time equivalent to 20 hours and the study mode is self-paced. You will have four months access to the Online Learning Platform.

Assessment – Multiple-choice questions, pass mark 75%.

Award - CIWEM Accredited Brunel University London CPD Certificate.

Course Dates 

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Registration

£400 + VAT = £480.

Please note that bookings should be made through 'My CIWEM' using the booking link above. Your place is confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Non-members can book via CIWEM by creating an account on the booking page.

Contact Us

Please contact learning@ciwem.org or call +44 (0)20 7831 3110 with any booking enquiries.

Membership

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An Introduction to Flood Risk and Resilience

This eLearning module is particularly designed for new entrants to the water sector and is focused on a general description and overview that demonstrates the way in which flooding can occur and how to mitigate the risk it poses. The technical content of this module is limited to only that which is required to appreciate the risk of flooding to a range of receptors and stakeholders.

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River Flooding Science 

The focus of this short module is on fundamental processes linked to river hazards, including floods. It introduces key datasets and methods used in river flood risk assessment, referring to best practice guidance (e.g. UKCP18). It explores potential changes in river hydrological/hydraulic processes over different timescales in response to internal and external controls, including climate change..

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