Recent dam failures and updated guidelines highlight the need for continuing education around the governing principles of dam breach analyses. Ongoing improvements in both hardware and software allow increasingly detailed models that still require proper input selection to provide meaningful results that improve public safety.
Following the success of his Melbourne HEC-RAS 2D flood modelling course, we enjoyed having The RAS Solution and Breaking the HEC-RAS Code author Chris Goodell return to the southern hemisphere to teach an intensive, interactive, 3-day dam breach analysis course in Auckland, New Zealand.
After the sold-out course in New Zealand, we are looking forward to hosting the first HEC-RAS 5.0 dam break course in Australia, to be held in Brisbane 13-14 February 2017.
The course will include modules covering recent updates to ANCOLD, NZSOLD, and AR&R guidelines for risk assessment and numerical flood modelling. Click here for the course agenda. The event has recently been advertised on the HEC-RAS Blog – see comments and discussion here.