Flooding advice free at town planning site

From: Echelon
Published: Fri Jul 27 2007

The latest information on flooding and how to reduce its risk can be downloaded free-of-charge at the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) web site at www.planningmatters.co.uk

Developed and managed by Echelon Publishing, the RTPI site is an online ‘learning zone’ providing instant solutions to on-the-job planning issues that helps planners develop their management and planning skills.

Planning for flooding is a topical issue in England this summer, which has seen some of the highest July rainfall on record.

Developed by the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, this latest ‘knowledge builder’ provides a balanced overview of the problems of flooding and its relevance to climate change.

The module covers fluvial, coastal, intra-urban and groundwater flooding, which can occur in isolation or in combination depending on circumstances such as location and climatic conditions.

The RTPI site combines Echelon generic learning materials focusing on business and ‘soft’ skills with information specific to town planning professionals. Interactive self-assessments also enable planners to monitor and record their continued professional development.

The Flooding module is downloadable from www.planningmatters.co.uk/idx/16825

More on Echelon at www.echelonpublishing.co.uk and www.learningmatters.com


Released July 2007 on behalf of Echelon Publishing by BLP&PR

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About Echelon Learning Ltd

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance.

Echelon Consulting spearheads the company’s service with the development of new content in meeting clients’ requirements. This is usually derived from analysing employee knowledge and learning needs captured during client learning programmes.

Where appropriate, Echelon Publishing then offers this new content to a wider audience by publishing the material in generic format. This is made available in the form of easy to use ‘learning nuggets’ and is complimented with business development information licensed exclusively from one of the market’s best-known providers, Bloomsbury.

Echelon e-Learning provides the electronic systems which enable content to be published, distributed and usage tracked, and offers work-based solutions to a global audience. Echelon’s blended learning based on a bespoke site populated with material selected to support specific courses, builds knowledge prior to the event and refreshes application when back at the desk.

About Echelon Publishing
Echelon technologies help organisations place solutions at people’s fingertips, whether solving everyday business and work-related problems or helping gain qualifications and continued professional development.
• Has a content management system enabling informational or learning material to be developed or converted into XML so that it can be published and distributed in text and/or via the web.
• Has a learning management system to provide ready access via the web to highly structured information, which is easily searched and retrieved, and whose usage can be tracked and learning logged.
• Publishes and/or reformats content for professional bodies and commercial organisations to help students and employees maintain or develop requisite skills throughout their careers.
• Supports people from the outset of their careers in working with professional bodies to develop and deliver the learning content required by students in preparing for examination.
• Frees up the knowledge and learning contained within a business so that people have ready access to these resources in helping them to solve problems or develop their careers.

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