New Waves September 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Floodplain Delineation Short Course set

The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the Floodplain Delineation using GIS Course on Dec. 3-5 at the Centeq Research Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus.

The two and a half-day course will focus on the fundamental concepts of open-channel hydraulics and include hands-on applications of the HEC-RAS and HEC-GeoRAS software packages. Instructors will discuss steady and unsteady flow simulations using HEC-RAS and the delineation and mapping of floodplains using the HEC-GeoRAS tool.

The course is designed for civil engineers and floodplain managers seeking to learn about floodplain analysis using the HEC-RAS and HEC-GeoRAS software programs. "Participants will learn the latest techniques of floodplain mapping and become familiar with HEC-GeoRAS mapping procedures," said Dr. Francisco Olivera, associate professor in Zachry Department of Civil Engineering.

Upon course completion, participants will receive 20 professional development hours and two Texas A&M continuing education units.

Instructors include Olivera, and Matthew Zeve, a senior project manager in the Houston office of TCB/AECOM, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Courtney Swyden, or (979) 845-1851.

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