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ULC Course Description

Introduction to Economic Risk Assessment for Flood Risk Management Studies
Control Number: 209
Course Number: 33RBA01A
CEUs: 2.6     PDHs: 26.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course presents risk concepts and assessment methods required by current Corps guidance for the planning of flood risk management projects, and is intended for persons who are presently or will soon be actively involved in the formulation and evaluation of flood risk management alternatives for planning studies. The course emphasizes policy issues, statistical analysis concepts, and the implementation of risk assessment and uncertainty methods for sizing and evaluating flood risk management projects. The course objective is to enable participants to readily adapt the methods to specific studies after successfully completion of the course.

This course presents risk assessment methods and concepts, many of which are required by Corps guidance. The objective is to enable participants to readily adapt these methods and concepts to their own studies and projects after successfully completing the course. Policy issues, concepts in statistical analysis, and risk and uncertainty methods used in the evaluation of flood risk management projects are emphasized in the course. Workshops provide participant with the opportunity to apply the course's concepts using the Hydrologic Engineering Center Flood Damage Reduction Analysis (HEC-FDA) software program.

Nominees for the course should have a minimum of two years experience in the hydrologic, hydraulic, economic, or plan formulation aspects of flood risk management projects. Managerial and supervisory personnel are encouraged to attend. Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0000-0100, 0800, and 1300; (b) Grade: GS-09 or above.


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