organisers have locked in most of the speakers for the Kuzcera
Symposium and its clear that this event is rapidly becoming the event to
be at for Hydrolody theory and practice in Australia and New Zealand
for 2019. Some of the highlights include:
National Testing Model and Big Data
Integrating drought risk and drought planning
Urban systems hydrology
Next generation stochastic data for water resource planning
Applying an MCMC approach to pipe condition assessment
Urban water planning methods: step change or trend
Practicalities and learnings from 2 years of ARR
Hydrological model development and parameter fitting
Early bird pricing closes at 5pm sharp Sydney time today (24th May 2019)
and with the symposium a little over two weeks away there won’t be any
last minute extensions.
On 12-13 June 2019 we will be holding a symposium marking George’s formal retirement from The University of Newcastle and the start of George’s post-university career and lifestyle. This will be a symposium open to all George’s friends and professional colleagues to celebrate the myriad of contributions George has made to hydrology research and professional practice throughout his career, and to look forward to the future in these areas by identifying Grand Challenges in research, practice, and how to link the two.
Unprecedented growth in Sydney is putting pressures on the receiving waters. The increases in nutrients runoff and discharges affect the aquatic health and can influence the liveability of urban areas near receiving waters. Management of these nutrients will be critical in ensuring liveable healthy communities through maintaining aquatic health and supporting the economic activities on the rivers and creeks.
The Australian Road
Research Board is hosting a two x two-day workshops on ARR2016 with a specific
focus on Austroads Guide to
Road Design Parts 5, 5a & 5b.
They will be delivered by Mark Babister and Bill Weeks in Brisbane on 30
April/1 May and Melbourn on 4/5 June.
designers and civil engineers with current best practice in road drainage design;
outlining application of “Australian
Rainfall and Runoff” to road drainage design, and;
drainage conditions can influence road design, road location.
There is a pre-conference workshop in front of the Floodplain Management Australia’s 2019 National Conference on Monday 13th May at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.
This one day course will be presented by the editors and authors of ARR and will cover the philosophy and application of ARR in urban catchments. The course is aimed at practitioners, managers, town planners and council engineering staff. The workshop will provide an overview of ARR but will focus on the application in urban areas. This workshop will include practical application via examples, open discussion and answers to questions. Importantly, this workshop is an opportunity for council officers and practitioners to discuss the objectives, the application and challenges of the new ARR Urban Book. An important part of the course will be the current philosophical objectives of the urban book and how we design and manage urban system in the future.
In this seminar we introduce the AWRA-L model and website; detailing outputs, performance and use. An in-house use case of how the Bureau of Meteorology is using AWRA-L to estimate antecedent soil moisture conditions for operational flood warning is presented. It is scheduled for:
8th April 2019 5:30pm Networking and Registration 6pm Start Bureau of Meteorology Level 15 300 Elizabeth Street Surry Hill
Our changing urban form offers opportunities for vibrant, walkable suburbs that support a connected community. Urban growth and densification, climate change, and increasing health costs, are driving an increased interest in green infrastructure and water sensitive urban design due to the multiple benefits that they can provide.
In this national
seminar series, we showcase innovative developments that create the types of
communities we all want to live in. Each development demonstrates how
integrated design can deliver leafy suburbs that connect communities through
access to high-quality private spaces, streetscapes and parks, with active
links to healthy urban waterways. Combined, all of this offers lifestyles that
support improved physical and mental wellbeing.
This is your chance to hear from project managers of award-winning developments across Australia who have incorporated innovative urban water management into successful housing developments. The key focus of this seminar is to learn:
why we should embrace new
approaches to urban greening and sustainable urban water management
the challenges to
innovation and how they were overcome
the enabling factors that
contributed to the development’s success
how the market is
responding to these innovative developments.
White Gum Valley (Western Australia), Aquarevo (Victoria), Barangaroo, Fairwater and Willowdale (TBC) (New South Wales) have responded to community demand for sustainable housing choices, lower utility costs, and developments that offer attractive tree-lined streets to support more active lifestyles, providing high quality lifestyles.