Flood Risk Assessments

Manchester Manchester, UK
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Start Date
25/04/2017
End Date
25/04/2017

Flood Risk Assessments                                    

As a result of the changing climate for developments Flood Risk Assessments     have become an important part of the Planning Process. As a result Flood Risk     which has historically been overlooked, for some developments can be the difference     between obtaining or being refused planning permission.

Therefore this course provides the information to allow water professionals     to assess and complete both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments. The     course does not go into the production of Level 3 assessments where hydraulic     modelling of water courses is required.
  

Aims & Objectives:

On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills to be able to     complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments and:

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  • Identify the level of flood risk at a site;
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  • Understand the legislative requirements to complete a flood risk assessment;
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  • Establish the outline mitigation options for the proposed development       in terms of flood risk.
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Learning outcomes:

The course has been designed to allow the client to have the knowledge to     be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

What happens if flooding occurs, the Lead Local Flood Authority and their role, Section 19 investigation  

Course Outline:

Introduction to Flood Risk
  

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  • Why do we need Flood Risk Assessments 
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  • Types of Flood Risk
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Legislation and Guidance behind Flood Risk Assessments
  

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  • NPPF and the relevance of PPS 25/TAN 15/PPS 15
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  • Regional Planning Policy Guidance
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  • Local Planning Policy Guidance 
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  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessments
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  • Pitt Report
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  • Flood and Water Management Act 2010
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The Flood Risk Assessment Process
  

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  • The Regulatory Regime 
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  • Guidance (EA, DEFRA and CIRIA)
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  • The Sequential Test and the Exceptional Test
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  • Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Assessments
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Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments
  

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  • Identifying Risk
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  • Considerations
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Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments
  

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  • Site flood risk
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  • Mitigation options
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Surface Water Management Assessments
  

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  • Control of runoff from development sites
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  • Surface water management methods and mitigation
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Other Flood Risk Issues
  

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  • Groundwater Flooding
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  • Artificial Drainage Systems
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  • Infrastructure Failure 
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Lead Local Flood Authority and their role now and in the future

Mode of Delivery:

The course would be given using the following methods of delivery.

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  • Presentations
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  • Interactive Exercises
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  • Individual or Group Exercises
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  • Discussion
        
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Intended for:

The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand     and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

Pre-course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements.
  

Course Duration:

One day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD 

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