ARR Course #8: Urban Flood Modelling

How to calculate urban losses and apply conveyance and volume control measures

(Course code: OD-21-1-008)

This 3-hour intensive training course will follow-on from ‘ARR Training: Urban Approaches’. Specialist presenters will provide a more detailed course on urban flood modelling. Attendees will be provided with detailed examples of 2D modelling (direct rainfall) and brownfields and greenfields examples.

Format: 3-hour course + pre/post-course materials via the learning platform with access for FOUR months

Cost: AUD$195 (includes GST) or combine with the full ARR Series and save 25%

Contact: Joel Voortman

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Peter Coombes

Southern Cross University

Professor Peter Coombes is an honorary and visiting professor at The Australian National University and a director of Urban Water Cycle Solutions. Peter is currently an editor of the Urban Book of Aus... Read more

Steve Roso

Environmental Engineer

Steve Roso is an environmental engineer with 20 years of experience in floodplain management and urban drainage. During this time, Steve has held senior roles as an engineering consultant and as a sto... Read more

Mark Babister


Mark is a national leader in floodplain management and analysis. Mark has successfully completed numerous hydrologic, hydraulic, floodplain management, infrastructure and dam studies. Mark’s clear, ... Read more

Monique Retallick


Monique has 12 years’ experience in hydrology, 2d modelling and design of major waterway openings for road projects particularly on large and coastal rivers. Monique has extensive experience in the... Read more



Webinar: ARR Essentials

Modelling - general knowledge

15 Apr 2021


Entire On-demand Series | Register for the ENTIRE series and be rewarded with a 25% discount and 4 months unlimited access to all courses in the series.

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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
• direct rainfall – tips, tricks and checks
• case studies for brown fields and green fields sites

Learning objectives
• how to apply conveyance and volume control measures
• how to calculate urban losses


The course is delivered through 5 sequential units via the learning platform

  • 3-hour recording of the live session
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the learning platform
  • Course Manual


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.

What’s Included

The ARR On-demand Training Series is designed to be taken individually. Each course is 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 session recordings 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 On-demand courses in the series:

  • 3-hours of session recordings to view as many times as required within the allocated time;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters at anytime 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, downloaded from the learning platform before starting the session recordings;
  • Some courses have Exercises / homework to complete between courses;
  • Pre-reading and viewing materials;
  • Ability to access all the online course materials within the allocated time. 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 recording 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.

Register for the ENTIRE series for 25% discount.

Or register now for this individual course.


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