This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to design and construct accurate, reliable, and stable two-dimensional hydraulic models whilst identifying potential sources of error in hydraulic modelling.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2024 - Tuesday, 26 March 2024
10:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Format x3, 2-hour live training + recordings; pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform
Cost Early bird rate - AUD$595.00 (INC GST) closes 13th February 2024
Enter voucher code at checkout: Early-Bird-Rate-LC-23-3-087
Standard fee $695.00 (INC GST)
Code LC-23-3-087
Contact training@awschool.com.au
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Chris Huxley


Chris is a Principal Engineer for BMT (the developers of TUFLOW) with over 20 years’ experience in the field of flood / stormwater modelling and floodplain management. Chris is an expert in the fiel... Read more

Course outline

There are numerous potential sources of error in hydraulic modelling including:

  • data input inaccuracies;
  • poor model design; and
  • inaccuracies in the numerical solution being used.

This course specifically focuses on reducing errors associated with poor model design. Topics include, though are not limited to:

  • Appropriate 2D cell size(s);
  • Model extent constraints;
  • Recommended boundary condition locations and implementation;
  • Timestep selection;
  • “Traditional Grid” vs “Sub-Grid Sampled” topography treatment;
  • Topography updates to enforce significant (necessary) hydraulic controls;
  • Simulation check files.


Background theory will be discussed, and a range of TUFLOW HPC model build exercises will be used to demonstrate the concepts mentioned above, and their impact on hydraulic modelling results.


  • Session recordings available via the learning platform (LMS) if you are unable to attend live;
  • Unlimited course access for 30-days after the last live session;
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the LMS;
  • Exercises between the 3 sessions;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters live and at anytime through the LMS;
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia) for at least 12 hours for the entire course.

All sessions will be held 10:00am – 12:00am (Sydney Time, 2 hours per session)
Session 1: Tuesday 12th March, 2024
Session 2: Tuesday 19th March, 2024
Session 3: Tuesday 26th March, 2024

Course preparation (optional)

Attendees are welcome to either:

  1. Simply watch the model build demonstrations; or
  2. Work through the model build examples live in QGIS in step with the educator. If the latter is desired, completion of the following free eLearning course is a required prerequisite:

    TT102E: Introduction to 2D Modelling- Free eLearning

    This eLearning course will guide students through the steps to install, configure and use QGIS for TUFLOW modelling. Completing this prerequisite eLearning will ensure attendees will be able to focus on the course teachings, instead of being distracted by having to learn QGIS editing and simulation result viewing tasks.


  • A good internet connection
  • Software and downloads as described in the LMS


On completion of the course, attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.


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