Live Course: HEC-RAS Essentials 1D & 2D

Master the powerful features of HEC-RAS by building 1D & 2D flood models

Expert presenters will step-through the latest updates in version 6.0 of HEC-RAS, which includes additional features and tools, improved modelling capabilities and faster run times. Follow along and build your own model as we introduce you to fundamental processes and key concepts of HEC-RAS.

The course consists of three, two-hour interactive mentoring sessions over a three week period. This provides attendees a unique opportunity to ask questions as they build a model with presenter, Krey Price, a highly experienced HEC-RAS user with extensive software development and lecturing experience. His career includes 15 years of developing hydraulic models for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Places are limited to allow for greater interaction. Register quickly to secure your place! Live sessions will be recorded and provided to all attendees if you cannot attend live.

Date: Thursday, 1 July 2021 - Thursday, 15 July 2021

Time: 10:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Format: x3 2hour sessions over a 3 weeks + pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform

Cost: AUD$495 (includes GST)



Krey Price

Surface Water Solutions

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


Register now for the ENTIRE Training Series (all four courses) and receive a 15% discount.

Or register now for this individual course.

Master the powerful features of HEC-RAS using build 1D & 2D models from scratch without requiring third-party software.

Krey Price, Director of Surface Water Solutions, is a highly knowledgeable HEC-RAS user and experienced presenter who clearly describes the principles to maximise your awareness, understanding, and confidence in using HEC-RAS.

Learn how to set up, run, animate, interpret and troubleshoot your model.

With 9+ hours of training materials, a step-by-step manual to follow, exercise homework and a final quiz, this course will provide an invaluable benchmark for the novice user or someone who is interested in updating their knowledge to the latest version of HEC-RAS.

Download the latest version of HEC-RAS here.


  • The course is delivered through units to complete via the learning platform
  • 3 live and interactive sessions of 2 hours over three weeks
    • Thursday, 1st July 2021, 10-12pm (Sydney Time)
    • Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10-12pm (Sydney Time)
    • Thursday, 15th July 2021, 10-12pm (Sydney Time)
    • Sessions are recorded & uploaded to the learning platform (within 24hrs after session), if you cannot attend live.
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the learning platform.
  • Exercises using a training manual between the live sessions.


Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey. After the first week you will be given some exercises to complete, prior to the next session.

Live sessions are recorded and all attendees are provided access to the recordings if you cannot attend live.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting up RAS Mapper
  • Adding river, banks, and flow paths
  • Aligning cross sections
  • Adding roughness
  • Entering flow data
  • Running your simulation
  • Viewing your results
  • Adding bathymetry
  • Analysing roughness sensitivity
  • Analysing boundary condition sensitivity
  • Viewing cross sections and profiles
  • Investigating and viewing results
  • Exporting results
  • Adding 2D areas and mesh refinements
  • Add inflow boundary conditions
  • Add stage hydrograph boundary conditions
  • Selecting time steps based on Courant number
  • Add precipitation
  • Adding culverts and weirs
  • Selecting equation set
  • View results in RAS Mapper
  • Export results

This course is designed with:

  • Units to complete via a learning platform.
  • Recordings split into easy-to-follow steps. All attendees are provided access to the recordings if you cannot attend live.
  • Exercises to follow through- via a training manual.
  • Surveys and a final quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
  • Ability to ask questions to your presenter and submit survey responses.

A good internet connection and the latest version of HEC-RAS. A mouse with a centre e-wheel button is recommended. Using dual monitors is highly beneficial (one with the video recording & one with your own model).

Please note:
HEC-RAS Version 5.0.4 and newer will only run on 64-bit Windows operating Systems (including 64-bit versions of Window 7, 8.0, 8.1 and 10). Make sure your operating system is up-to-date with all Microsoft patches for your version, before trying to install HEC-RAS.

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

What’s Included

The HEC-RAS Training Series is designed to be taken individually. Each course is highly practical and hands-on ie; not simply a PowerPoint of lectures.

To provide the best desired learning outcomes, setup in a quiet space with dual monitors (ie one screen with the session and the other with the software/exercise that attendees can work on simultaneously). The courses are not designed for a board-room setup.

  • x3, 2-hour sessions and the recordings to view as many times as required in a month;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at anytime through the live session or learning platform;
  • PDF manual of the course. The manual is recommended for ongoing use;
  • Working models, downloaded from the learning platform before starting the course;
  • Exercises / homework to complete between sessions;
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials;
  • Ability to access all the online course materials for a month. The pre-readings and manual are available for ongoing learning;
  • Attendees earn 9+ CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia), 40+ hours for the Series.

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To allow for greater interaction in the live sessions, numbers are strictly limited

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