Discover the power of hydrological modelling in this 3-session course, tailored to both beginners and intermediate users.

Placing a strong emphasis on practical application and guiding you through the intricate process of constructing a functional hydrological model, you'll learn to transform raw rainfall and terrain data into a dynamic model using HEC-HMS, all while working with real-world catchments as your reference.

Through hands-on instruction and real-world examples, you'll gain the skills and confidence to navigate HEC-HMS effectively, making this course an essential stepping stone for anyone interested in hydrological modelling and catchment management.


Thursday, 30 November 2023 - Thursday, 14 December 2023
9:30am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Format x3, 2hr live training + recordings; pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform
Cost Standard fee AUD$695 (includes GST)
Code LC-23-3-096
Contact training@awschool.com.au


Martin Jacobs


Martin’s experience in hydrology covers more than three decades in civil engineering consultancy in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and UK. Martin’s projects cover a broad spectrum from single-l... Read more

Panel Members

Michael Bartles


Mr. Bartles is a Hydraulic Engineer with ten years of experience specializing in Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling, Statistical Hydrology, and Software Development. Mike has been the project lead for... 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 designed to be highly practical, with 6+ hours of session recordings across 3 consecutive weeks.

Course Contents

The course will cover 3 main topics across 3 parts.

Session 1
  • Introduction to HEC Program Architecture, including the HEC-DSS Storage System
  • Development of simple model from rainfall, stream gauge and terrain data
Session 2
  • The HEC-HMS Optimiser
  • Modification for continuous simulation
Session 3
  • Add a dam with a spillway and a pump
  • Review calibration and results


  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the AWS learning platform
  • Exercises between the 3 parts
  • Manual of the course and working model download/s
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at anytime live through the learning platform and between each session
  • PDF manual of the course. The manual is recommended for ongoing use
  • Any working models/ software’s necessary as per instructions in individual course, downloaded from the learning platform before starting the recordings
  • Some courses have Exercises / homework to complete between courses
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia) for at least 9 hours for the entire course.


Preparation and Pre-requisites

  • Participants must have installed the following on their computers in advance of the course
    • HEC-HMS Version 4.11
    • HEC-DSSVue Version 3.3.29
    • RMC-BestFit
  • It is advisable to have installed a GIS program; we recommend QGIS v3.34
  • Course notes and data for examples will be provided during the course


A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform.


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

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