ARR receives funding for final stage

Geoscience Australia yesterday signed an agreement with Engineers Australia to fund the third and final stage of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff revision. Geoscience Australia will fund Engineers Australia $5 million over three years to complete the work. This was made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government through the National Flood Risk Information Project.

Australian Rainfall and Runoff Workshop

The ARR revision team is running a full day workshop on Monday 19th November in Sydney.  The workshop will run from 10am – 4.15pm at UTS, Sydney. A preliminary schedule is attached however this is subject to change depending on whether outcomes of other projects are available at the time. The worksop will discuss the framework for delivery as well as project updates. Registration is open to those attending or not attending the Hydrology and Water Resources Conference. For those attending the Hydrology and Water Resources Conference 19-22nd November – Please note that registration for this event is separate to registering for the conference. The cost of registration is $150 (inc. GST). Register NOW!

Report Review Process

The Revision team is committed to producing a quality project for industry. As part of the revision process has been developed where reports are reviewed by the Technical Committee as well as Australian and International reviewers. The following reports are undergoing the detailed review process prior to release to the industry for comment and are expected to be released soon.

  • Project 11 – Blockage of Hydraulic Structures – Stage 2 Report

General Updates

Call for Reviewers

Those interested in formally reviewing projects should email briefly describing which projects they are interested in reviewing and what qualifications/experience they have in those practice areas. Industry is welcome to download reports from the ARR website and provide comment.

HWRS 2012

Registration is now open for the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium. HWRS 2012 is Australia’s largest event devoted to hydrology, water engineering and related areas in water resources management. The Symposium has a long history as Australia’s pre-eminent conference in hydrological research and provides a forum to discuss emergent and innovative approaches for practicing engineers and scientists. HWRS 2012 takes place from 19 – 22 November 2012 at Dockside, Sydney NSW,

HWRS 2012 will bring together a large audience of academics, government officials and industry practitioners. Symposium highlights will include presentations from various researchers working on the 21 Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Projects, and keynote speeches from some of the world’s leading experts in hydrology and water resources. Dr Rob Vertessy, of the Bureau of Meterology has been confirmed to give the Munro Oration.  Register Now!!


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