November 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Woongarra Training Room, Bundaberg Regional Council
190 Bourbong St
Bundaberg Central QLD 4670
$95 Members | $195 Non Members (+GST)
Stormwater QLD Secretariat

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.