ARR Live Training Series


Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) is the national guideline document, data and software suite for the estimation of design flood characteristics in Australia.

Originally published in 1958 by Engineers Australia, ARR 4th edition was released in 2019 with support of the Commonwealth Government of Australia and Geoscience Australia.With national applicability, balancing the varied climates of Australia, it is a pivotal framework to the safety and sustainability of Australian infrastructure, communities and the environment. The information and the approaches presented in Australian Rainfall and Runoff are essential for policy decisions and projects involving:

  • infrastructure such as roads, rail, airports, bridges, dams, stormwater and sewer systems;
  • town planning;
  • mining;
  • developing flood management plans for urban and rural communities;
  • flood warnings and flood emergency management;
  • operation of regulated river systems; and
  • estimation of extreme flood levels.

ARR 4th edition is a major update to guidelines, the first in 30 years and consists of The Guidelines and associated Data hub and software.

ARR Live Training Series

Working in collaboration with two of the key authors of ARR 4th edition the Australian Water School has created the ARR Live Training Series to be run throughout 2021.

ARR Series will kick-off with a free webinar ARR Essentials, which will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of ARR (including the data hub and software), its core concepts, key topics and approaches.

ARR Essentials will lead into the Live Training Series comprised of 8 individual intensive 3-hour courses. Each course in the series will focus on a key topic of the guide.

Every course will be hosted by experts in their field, who will delve in-depth into the key topic, explaining best practice techniques and approaches.

Attendees will be introduced to, and work on, practical examples and case-studies, allowing them to apply the knowledge from the ARR Guidelines and learn, hands-on how to use the Data Hub and software.

How it works

AWS has designed the ARR Live Training to be delivered as a series with each course flowing into the next. This enables attendees to build their skills piece by piece through every course and understand all aspects of ARR.

Entire Series | Register for the ENTIRE series and be rewarded with a 25% discount.

Attendees are also welcome to register for individual courses based on the specific topic area which is of interest to them. Click on the links below to see more individual courses details and register now.

DateTitle and Links
15th AprilWebinar: ARR Essentials
27th MayARR Live Course #1: Rainfall Design Inputs
24th JuneARR Live Course #2: Flood Frequency Analysis
22nd JulyARR Live Course #3: Hydrologic Modelling Applications
2nd SeptemberARR Live Course #4: Flood Hydraulics
30th SeptemberARR Live Course #5: Design Estimation
28th OctoberARR Live Course #6: Extreme Events
11th NovemberARR Live Course #7: Urban Approaches
9th DecemberARR Live Course #8: Urban Flood Modelling

Register for the ENTIRE series to receive 25% off

What’s Included

The ARR Live Training Series is designed to be taken individually. Each course will be highly practical and hands-on (ie; not simply a PowerPoint of lectures), turning ARR policy and research into practice.

To provide the best desired learning outcomes, setup in a quiet space with dual monitors (ie one screen with the live session and the other with the software/exercise that attendees can work on simultaneously). The courses are not designed for a board-room setup.

Dependent on the course, attendees will be interacting and developing models, learning software, working through exercises and case studies. Where relevant, attendees will also have homework between courses.

What’s included within each of the 8 courses in the series:

  • 3-hour live session & recordings to view as many times as required in the allocated time;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters within the session and before/after through the learning platform;
  • PDF manual of the course. The manual is recommended for ongoing use;
  • Any working models/ software’s necessary as per instructions in individual course- to be installed before the live session, downloaded from the learning platform;
  • Some courses will have Exercises / homework to complete between courses;
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials;
  • Ability to access all the online course materials for up to a month after each course. The pre-readings and manual are available for ongoing learning;
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia) for at least 5 hours per-course (therefore 40+ hours for the Series).