Take sessions anytime, at your own pace with unlimited course access for 30-days.

This course is focused on getting started with RORB and building attendees' understanding so that they can take on more advanced topics.
This two-session online course also incorporates the material covered in AWS's On-demand ARR Course 5: Design Estimation. The principles of Design Estimation will be introduced in the first session of RORB essentials, and discussed further in the second live session.

Further course details below.


Format x2, 2 hour + ARR On-demand Course 5 (3hrs)
Cost Standard fee $695.00 (INC GST)
Code OD-23-2-078
Contact training@awschool.com.au


Tony Ladson


Tony Ladson has 35 years' experience in hydrology and river management and has worked on projects throughout Australia and in the US, Taiwan and PNG. He has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and ... Read more

Panel Members

Declan O'Shea

University of Melbourne

Declan is a final year PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne undertaking research looking at how we can improve estimates of extreme flood risk in the presence of climate change. Within Declanâ... Read more

Matt Scorah


Matt has over five years of experience in hydrology and water resources modelling. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2013, Matt has been heavily involved in the ongoing development ... Read more
Pre course webinar:

This course is highly practical, with two, 2-hour training sessions and include ARR On-demand Design Estimation to be completed between Part 1 and Part 2.

In this course we cover:

  • Downloading and installing RORB
  • Specifying catchments and waterways
  • Obtaining and loading input data: rainfall IFD, pre-burst, and temporal patterns
  • A brief discussion of the theory of runoff routing
  • The role of routing parameters and how to select values for your project
  • Calibration of RORB to historic flood events
  • Running RORB with a single, and an ensemble, of rainfall temporal patterns
  • Interrogating RORB output


  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the AWS learning platform;
  • Access to ARR #5 course Design Estimation to be completed between Part 1 & Part 2;
  • Manual of the course and working model download/s;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenter at anytime through the learning platform;
  • Course access for 30 days
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (ie with Engineers Australia) for at least 14 hours for the entire course.


A good internet connection, software and downloads as described in the learning platform (full details available upon registration).


On completion of the course, attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.


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