Engineers Australia Presentation AR&R – Project 15: Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains

Engineers Australia Presentation AR&R – Project 15: Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains

Dr Andrew McCowan to present at Engineers Australia 27th June 2013.

Over the past 5 to 10 years, two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic models have increasingly become the standard approach for predicting design flood behaviour in urban and rural floodplains. The ARR revision process identified that there was a need for more detailed guidance on the use of 2D hydrodynamic models. The aim of ARR Research Project 15 has therefore been to provide a review of current practice in 2D hydrodynamic simulation including identification of those areas where current practice is not supported by either theoretical or empirical research. The project report contains the outcomes of the review and, in detailing current practice and supporting background, it provides guidance on the appropriate development and usage of 2D hydrodynamic models.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew McCowan is the founder and Managing Director of Water Technology. He has more than 35 years experience working in numerical modelling and the application of advanced numerical modelling techniques. Andrew has been responsible for a large number of flood modelling investigations and was part of the development team for DHI Software’s MIKE Flood 2D flood modelling system. Andrew is on the ARR author’s panel and was a key contributor to the ARR 2D modelling project. For more details go to:

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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