Guidelines for special design applications where floods of low Annual Exceedance Probabilities need to be estimated
This 3-hour intensive live training course will see specialist presenters provide information and guidelines for special design applications where floods of low Annual Exceedance Probabilities need to be estimated. Participants will be provided an overview of the procedures available for estimating very rare to extreme floods, estimation of design rainfall and rainfall excess for rarer events, and special requirements for the models used to generate flood hydrographs for very rare to extreme flood events.
Rory is a Professor at the University of Melbourne and has over 40 years’ experience in engineering and environmental hydrology, mostly in industry, and now focuses his time on research and teaching... Read more
Throughout the course attendees will be shown practical working examples, learning hands-on how to use and apply different rainfall related design inputs, including:
Key concepts/topics covered
• how to access Very rare rainfalls
• how to derive extreme event estimates
• what temporal patterns to use with rare rainfall
• understanding of how extreme rainfalls are derived
• how to derive extreme rainfall for applications including the sizing of spillways for large dams and design of major structures in flood risk areas
Thursday, 28th October 2021, 10am-1pm (Sydney Time), includes a 10 minute break.
Session is recorded & uploaded to the learning platform (within 24hrs after session), if you cannot attend live.
Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the learning platform.
Ability to access all the online course materials for up to a month after the course. The pre-readings/videos and manual/s are available for ongoing learning.
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;
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.
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.
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).
Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey.
A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform. 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.
On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.