Workshop – Hydrology and Urbanisation – if it is such a big issue, why is it being ignored? @ Sky Room - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Facilitated by Tony Weber from Stormwater Queensland.

Hydrologic changes from urbanisation are one of the key stressors on local waterways, perhaps having a greater impact than water quality changes.  There has been a lot of research across Australia into these hydrologic impacts, but there is very little guidance on how best to manage hydrologic changes and the right targets that can be applied through a development assessment process.

In this workshop, we will present some of the latest research in hydrologic impacts and debate the possibility of new targets and methods by which to assess them.  This will be an interactive workshop, where we generate ideas and approaches that can be put back to regulators on how best to implement better management of urban hydrology for stream health.

Workshop (includes Awards Dinner) Tickets
Members: $230.00 (inc. GST)
Non-Members: $290.00 (inc. GST)

Non-members are encouraged to join to gain advantage of this event and many other high quality events planned for the year.

Advancements in Rainfall Predictions & Flood Forecasting @ Hawken Auditorium
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Joint event between;

Stormwater Queensland & Engineers Australia, Queensland Division, Water Panel


Date:  Thursday 6th September, 2018

Time:  1pm – 5pm (Registration opens 12.30pm)

Location:  Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House

A range of presenters from Government and consulting will provide how the latest Bureau of Meteorology Rainfall and Forecasting products are being used. This will include an example of flood modelling radar rainfall calibration. A summary of the different riverine forecasting system (using no or minimal meteorology products) will be presented (such as incorporating ADFD forecasts) and moving into more complex system arrangements. BoM will provide a  presentation on all of the new current and future products, what they are and how they work. A specific example of a BoM/ Ipswich City Council trial utilising new STEPS and Rainfields products through an industry first live flash flood forecasting systems will be demonstrated.  Furthermore an insight into how an Emergency Management response team would utilise this data in an actual flood event will be provided.