Nov
13
Mon
2017
(EXTERNAL) Engineers Aust: Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference @ Dockside, Balcony Level, Sydney
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day
AR&R 2016 in Practice – The concepts, the limitations and implementation @ Woongarra Training Room, Bundaberg Regional Council
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

AR&R 2016 in Practice – Learning the concepts, understanding the limitations and knowing how to implement

Presenter: Martin Giles

Includes: Presentation, Q&A Session and Lunch

As part of our regional focus Stormwater Queensland is proud to announce the above-mentioned event.

It’s fair to say that no other release of technical guideline information has had more of an impact in our industry than the latest release of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff. But what does this mean to practising engineers?

AR&R 2016 is a phenomenal update on the previous version with far more thoroughly researched concepts and extensive data captured in the review but has been criticised in the industry for its complexity, mixed understanding and potential difficulty in applying in practice.

Regardless, the literature remains as our premier piece of engineering guidance in how to approach flood modelling in particular and as an industry, we must move forward to begin to understand and apply the concepts in all facets where it is suitable.

This event will aim to provide:

  • A high-level overview of the guideline including all nine books of the recent addition focusing on major components such as temporal pattern changes.
  • Application of understanding the transition from theory to practice. As an example, what will happen to our detention basin and channel sizing? What does this actually mean for hydrological ensemble modelling now?
  • As an engineer do I now need to become accustomed to this? Do I need to apply it now? What does this mean to my day to day? Am I going to need to charge clients more to allow this adoption and implementation?

This course will be presented by Martin Giles. Martin has 28 years experience, specialising in hydraulic and environmental investigations. Modelling work undertaken by Martin has included complex floodplain systems and the application of dynamic modelling to urban stormwater design. Martin has also recently run Stormwater Queensland’s Winter School on AR&R16 which was well received by various professionals across the industry.

An open facilitated question and answer session will also be incorporated within the components above allowing consultants and council officers to liaise about various components of the new guideline. This is an essential part going forward for this relationship to allow and facilitate a transition to AR&R 16.

Stormwater Queensland value the contribution of all areas across Queensland and wish to promote and encourage the support and contribution from areas outside of the Brisbane CBD. Such that the cost of this event will be significantly reduced, from approximately $450-$550, to encourage and maximise participation.

Seats are limited, so hurry and book your spot now.

Includes Presentation, Q&A Session & Lunch.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Incorporating Water Sensitive Ideas Into Our City – Toowoomba @ Multipurpose Room (Level 3), Toowoomba City Library
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Incorporating Water Sensitive Ideas into our progress as a city. Where to from here for Toowoomba?”

Presenter: Variety of Local Government and Local Industry Representatives

This event will centre on East Creek and how that history can highlight the progressive nature of the City and where concepts of good design can be incorporated into the development of a water sensitive city.

A tour will be undertaken of East Creek, highlighting its colourful history, hints of earlier attempts at water sensitive design and how it has progressed over its life to its current mixed state now. This tour aims to:

  • Showcase some of those attempts both historical and recent
  • Highlight significant constraints within the corridors
  • Highlight potential opportunities and learnings
  • Discuss design and construction detail on various projects in the East Creek Catchment

Following the tour a presentation and interactive session will take place on:

  • An overview of some of the challenges and opportunities facing the Toowoomba Regional Council Region
  • Moving from East Creek learnings and into urban development discussion
  • A presentation on options available inclusive on targeted outcomes and design/construction overview
  • A discussion and analysis from the audience on these options
  • Where to from here?

Stormwater Queensland value the contribution of all areas across Queensland and wish to promote and encourage the support and contribution from areas outside of Brisbane CBD. Such that the cost of this event will be significantly reduced to encourage and maximise participation.

Seats are limited, so hurry and book your spot now.

Includes: Site Tour (Transport included), Presentation, Lunch and a Q&A Session