ARR(2016) Urban Book Workshop with Editors

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April 23, 2018

Workshop with editors on application of Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR2016) in Urban Areas

Workshop prior to the Climate Adaption 2018 conference on Monday 7 May, 2018 at Engineers Australia 600 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

This afternoon workshop will be presented by the editors Dr Peter Coombes and Steve Roso of Book 9 (Urban Book) of ARR2016 and will cover the philosophy and application of ARR2016 in urban catchments. The journey to complete the Urban Book has included 30 years of additional data, science discoveries and evolving professional practice, and incorporates feedback from multiple stakeholders and responses to hundreds of feedback comments. This workshop will include practical application via examples, open discussion and answers to questions. Importantly, this workshop is an opportunity for practitioners and ARR editorsto discuss the objectives, the application and challenges of the new ARR2016 Urban Book and to provide important feedback as part of completing the Urban Book.

Registration for the workshop is provided at this link: ARR2016 Urban Book Workshop at Climate Adaption 2018

The workshop flyer is provided at this link: ARR2016 Urban Book Workshop Flyer

The program for the Climate Change Adaption conference is provided at this link: Climate Adaption 2018 Program

Overview of ARR2016 Urban Workshop:

How the Urban Book supported by and integrated with ARR2016 resources

  • The philosophy and objectives of the ARR2016 Urban Book
  • Volume management and conveyance
  • Afternoon tea and Q&A
  • Modelling guidance and approaches
  • Applying a hierarchy of losses, pre-burst rainfall, rainfall ensembles , storm losses and climate change
  • Worked examples
  • Open discussion
  • Open interaction throughout including Q & A



Dr Peter Coombes

Dr Coombes has spent more than 30 years dedicated to the development of systems understanding of the urban, rural and natural water cycles with a view to finding optimum solutions for the sustainable use of ecosystem services, provision of infrastructure and urban planning.

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