Water - training for water industry professionals

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The operational and financial performance of the water industry is closely linked to weather and climate. This course is designed for operational as well as planning staff and consists of a choice of 4 out of a possible 9 modules.

It includes a core module 'weather regimes' which gives an overview of what drives our weather and major weather features; fronts and air masses, as well as applied climatology and its implication on water resources and maintenance activities.

Aim: To help personnel in the water industry better understand and interpret meteorological information, so they can optimise operations and safety.

Course length: 1 day.

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Location: Courses can be held at the Met Office College facilities in Exeter or at a location of your choice.

Modules Available:

  • Core module - weather regimes;
  • Hazardous weather & interpretation of 'Category 2 Responder' weather information (double module);
  • Rainfall & weather radar;
  • Weather radar - specialists;
  • Interpretation of Met Office forecasts;
  • Interpretation of 3-month outlook for contingency planners;
  • Water resources & weather impacts on water companies;
  • Climate Change (double module).

"Approachable and knowledgeable style, very clearly experts in their field."

How to book: To book a place email your name, contact details and which course you would like to attend to water@metoffice.gov.uk.


Last updated: 10 September 2015

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