Dr Andrew McCowan and Warwick Bishop of Water Technology have been heavily involved in the development of Engineers Australia’s new guidelines on “Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains”. The Guidelines have been prepared for the National Committee on Water Engineering as one of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Projects. The guidelines were launched in Sydney on 19th November 2012 as part of a specialty workshop associated with the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium.
The Guidelines review current practice in 2D modelling, including areas where current practice is not supported by theoretical and empirical research, and provide guidance on appropriate development and usage of 2D hydrodynamic models for floodplain applications. Andrew and Warwick provided specific input to the Guidelines on Model Conceptualisation, Modelling Fundamentals, Modelling of Super-Critical Flows and Wetting and Drying in 2D Flood Models.