Flood Risk Management

  • Duration: Five days
  • Location: Cranfield campus
Flood Risk Management

Recent years have seen an apparent increase in flood events in the UK and the rest of Europe. The ‘risk’ of flooding can be considered as the product of the probability of a flood occurring and the consequences of the flood. This module considers the techniques for estimating flood probability, engineering and non-structural measures to reduce flood probability, economic techniques for evaluating flood consequences and current approaches to managing flood risk.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate method to determine the likelihood of a flow of a given magnitude for ungauged catchments and for catchments with some historical data
  • Critically use the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) method to estimate the likelihood of peak flows in ungauged catchments in the UK
  • Evaluate the impacts of alternative channel designs for flood alleviation
  • Understand the technical and non-technical approaches to flood risk management at the catchment scale
  • Understand the current policy for flood risk management in the UK and elsewhere.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.

Course fee

Five-day short course fees:

£1400 - Standard (20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)
£1340 - Professional/trade association discount
£1280 - Multiple bookings*

* Minimum of five delegates

Location and travel details

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).

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Please note that accommodation is not included in the price.

Whether you are a registered part-time student, attending one of our short courses or visiting the campus for events such as graduation, we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation situated on campus which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities.

Mitchell Hall

Each en suite room is fully furnished including a desk and chair and wireless internet facilities. In addition, towels and tea/coffee making facilities are provided and a coin operated launderette service is available.

Meals are available in our B.L.D. restaurant situated within Mitchell Hall, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.


Single occupancy

£47.00 per night for registered part-time students, room only.
£80.00 (incl.VAT) per night for short course delegates and visitors, including breakfast.

Double occupancy: 

£105.00 (incl.VAT) per night, including breakfast

To make an enquiry or booking in Mitchell Hall, please contact our Reservations Team

Tel: +44 (0) 1234 754301

Cranfield Management Development Centre

The Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC) has 186 en-suite rooms all with showers and bath, tea/coffee making facilities,
Freeview TV, complimentary wireless internet facilities, iPod docking station, ironing station and hair dryer.

To make an enquiry or booking in CMDC please visit our website

Tel: +44 (0) 1234 754882