Hydrological And Hydraulic Assessment Course 21 -22 July 2021 Durban

Course Date


Course Time


Course Location

SARF Durban

Course objective

The objectives of the course are to reflect principles, standards and procedures applicable to the hydraulic design and assessment of drainage problems and provide guidance in solving drainage related problems. This will be achieved by reviewing the contents of the latest Drainage Manual and reinforcing the understanding and application by problem solving.

What will you learn?

Course attendees will gain a detailed understanding of:

  • Flood hydrology and its application in South Africa;
  • Basic hydraulics (flow regimes, controls and losses);
  • Surface drainage (backwater calculations, run-off from roads kerbs, discharge channels, chutes and pipes);
  • Lesser -, major culverts and bridges (what’s the difference);
  • Storm water systems and flood routing;
  • Assessing existing drainage structures (new design philosophy);
  • What the true value of maintenance is; and
  • Preparing and approval of documents and drawings for drainage structures (what is expected of the designer).

Target group

Persons in the planning, design and management of storm water related structures (novice to senior personnel and experts) would benefit from this course. In addition, those in management that set or implement policy for authorities would benefit from the course


As the road infrastructure of South Africa is becoming older more surfaced roads are approaching the end of their design life and need to be rehabilitated to, at least, preserve part of the investment made in the infrastructure and to provide the road user with an acceptable road network free from hazards. It is accepted that routine road maintenance would be regularly carried out to protect the road and associated road elements from premature deterioration and failure. Even with the best routine maintenance the road pavement and other elements would deteriorate or be damaged in time due to a variety of factors of which the following are the most important:

Traffic loading associated deterioration

Routine maintenance strategy

Environmental factors

Geometric upgrading for higher traffic volumes

Course objectives

Operational Health and Safety and Environmental issues

Presenter: Prof Fanie van Vuuren, Marco van Dijk and Edwin Kruger

Delegates can claim 2 ECSA CPD points

HHA course flyer July – August 2021

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Attendee Type:

Sponsor Member
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Per Attendee Price 6,348.00
SARF Members
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Per Attendee Price 7,063.00
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Per Attendee Price 7,742.00
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Course Location

  • SARF Durban
  • To be announced
  • Durban
  • Durban
  • RSA

Event Schedule Details

  • 2021-07-21
    08:30 - 2021-07-22 - 16:00
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