Overview (Updated 2015-08-11)

The ARR team, in conjunction with the 9th International WSUD Conference, are running an workshop to discuss the latest developments in the ARR revision, specifically in the WSUD and urban drainage space. Topics covered will include an overview of the new short duration IFDs and synthetic rainfall for continuous simulation as well as the design of retarding basins. Dr Peter Coombes will also be presenting on current directions in urban drainage.

When ARR is released there will be significant changes to the recommendations and guidelines across the hydrologic sector, with major flow on consequences to engineering and ecologic practice. This workshop is intended to introduce these changes to practitioners working in the fields of WSUD, short duration design and analysis as well as continuous simulation for process modelling. It is also a significant opportunity for industry practitioners to provide feedback to ARR authors and the editorial team into the direction and final outputs of ARR, which is scheduled for launch later this year.

Draft Schedule

The full day programme will run on Monday 19th October 2015.

Draft Workshop Programme
Time Topic Speaker
0900-0930 Arrival/Registration
0930-0945 Welcome Mark Babister
0945-1000 Major Changes to Urban Catchments James Ball
1000-1030 Outline of the New Runoff In Urban Catchments, Book 9 or ARR James Ball
1030-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1130 Temporal Patterns and Their Influence on Design Mark Babister
1130-1200 Urban Losses Rhys Thomson (TBC)
1200-1245 Urban Drainage and the Urban Water Cycle Peter Coombes
1245-1330 Lunch
1330-1400 Retarding and Detention Brett Phillips (TBC)
1400-1430 Generated Continuous Rainfall Sequences Ashish Sharma
1430-1500 Frequent Rainfall Janice Green
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea
1530-1545 Coastal Interaction TBC
1545-1630 Discussion Session/TBC TBC


Aerial UTS Function Centre
UTS Building 10, Level 7
235 Jones Street, Ultimo


Full details and costs at: http://www.wsud2015.org/

Printable Flyer

There is a printable PDF flyer (updated 2015-08-11)for distribution.