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.