University students learn how to use physical models to explain flood risk

The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of staff and students from the water@leeds group at the University of Leeds who attended a training day at JBA to learn how to use the Trust’s physical models.

Jeremy Benn, Director of JBA Trust and Executive Chairman of JBA Group, gave a masterclass in how to safely demonstrate the key concepts of river and coastal flooding using the mini-flume and the wave tank.


Our hardy group of water@leeds trainees brave the British ‘summer’ weather as Jeremy Benn shows how to demonstrate the impact of culverts on flood risk

Following the masterclass, the group then had an opportunity to experiment with the models and practice their demonstration and communication skills.

Students practice their wave tank demonstration skills

Students practice their wave tank demonstration skills

The MSc and PhD students are undertaking a wide range of water and engineering related research, including natural flood management (NFM), sediment and debris modelling, civil engineering, waste water treatment and fracking.

They will be supporting JBA Trust’s demonstrations at the ICFM7 conference in Leeds on the 5-7 September 2017.

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