Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2012 (AR&R) Guidelines Launched

Australian Rainfall and Runoff  2012 (AR&R) Guidelines Launched

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.

About The Author

Warwick Bishop
Warwick is a Director of Water Technology and has over 20 years of experience in surface water management. He has led a wide variety of projects covering areas such as flood risk management, water quality, sediment transport, coastal hazard, WSUD and environmental flows. Warwick has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Engineering Science Degree from Monash University, investigating the detailed hydraulics of stormwater treatment wetlands. Warwick has experience throughout Australia in both rural and urban contexts. Since 2011 he has provided specialist input to the Flood Intelligence Unit of SES during both catchment and coastal flood emergencies. He is actively involved in Engineers Australia and is the current chair of the Victorian Water Engineering Branch Committee. Warwick has also contributed to the revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff, with a particular focus on the application of flood models in urban areas.

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