This 3-hour intensive training course will include the computation of flood hazard zones and mitigation measures for reducing flood hazard and scour potential. Attendees will identify areas with scour concerns based on hydraulic results and develop stable channel designs to resist erosion.

Throughout the course attendees will be shown practical working examples, learning hands-on how to use and apply different equations and approaches for determining particle motion, leading to an increased understanding of confidence limits and risks associated with the application of hydraulic results to erosion countermeasures and stable channel design.

To find out more about the series, see below.


Format Take sessions anytime, at your own pace, with unlimited course access for 4 months.
Cost AUD$250 (includes GST) or combine with the full H&H Series and save 15%
Code OD-22-8-063
Contact training@awschool.com.au
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David Montgomery

University of Washington

David R. Montgomery studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford Universit... Read more

Casey Kramer

Natural Waters

Casey Kramer is a recognized expert in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, scour, river engineering, sediment transport and fish passage, while specializing in the hydraulic design of transportation ... Read more

Jessica Daignault

OHM Advisors

Dr. Jessica Daignault has a Masters Degree in Civil and Water Resources Engineering from Colorado State University and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is ... Read more

Evan O'Brien

Genesis Hydrology

Evan is an RPEQ-certified engineer with 17 years of experience in water resources design and civil site construction roles. He has worked on a wide range of projects including hydrological and hydraul... Read more

Krey Price

International Water Training Institute

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more

This course is part of our H&H Essentials series

Key concepts/topics covered

  • Underlying principles of incipient motion
  • Computation of flood hazard
  • Critical thresholds for people, vehicles, and buildings
  • Velocity versus shear-based approaches for riprap sizing
  • Techniques for estimating bridge scour and bend scour
  • Watershed sediment yield
  • Sediment and debris pond design

Learning objectives

  • How to identify potential erosion zones and high hazard areas
  • How to prevent erosion with countermeasures
  • How to size sediment basins


This course is part of our H&H Essentials series, comprised of 8 individual intensive 3-hour courses with each course flowing into the next enabling attendees to build their skills piece by piece through every course. Each course in the series will focus on a key principle of hydrology and hydraulics. Click here to register for the ENTIRE series.


These courses are designed to cater for engineers and non-engineers alike, with a range of provided background materials that make the course suitable for both beginners and experienced professionals seeking a refresher for the underlying concepts behind hydrologic and hydraulic modelling applications.



Each course consists of 3-hours of recordings with pre and post-course materials delivered through sequential units via our customised learning platform. The courses include electronic copies of background material and workshop instructions, with pre-readings/videos and manuals available for ongoing learning.

Take sessions anytime, at your own pace, with unlimited course access for 4 months.

What’s included within each of the 8 courses in the series:

  • 3-hours of session recordings to view as many times as required;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at any time through the learning platform;
  • PDF manual of the course available for ongoing use;
  • Workshop material for hands-on exercises downloaded from the learning platform before starting the session recordings;
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials.


Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged.


A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform. To provide the best desired learning outcomes, set up in a quiet space with dual monitors (i.e., one screen with the on-demand recording and the other with the software/exercise that attendees can work on simultaneously).


On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation. Attendees earn CPD hours/points with professional organisations for at least 5 hours per course (therefore 40+ hours for the series).


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