Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2016 Breakfast Seminar

This session will provide you with a better understanding of what ARR 2016 requires of practitioners and will build a case for organisations beginning to require its use.
Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2016 Breakfast Seminar

This session will provide you with an understanding of ARR2016’s scope and purpose and how its application will benefit your community. Our expert presenters will explore the difference in ARR2016 to existing practises and, through case studies, see how ARR2016 can be applied. We are conscious that very few practitioners and organisations are applying or requiring the use of ARR2016. Therefore, following the scene setting presentations we will run a facilitated discussion session to understand the barriers to uptake, knowledge gaps and training need with a view to formulating strategies to increase the uptake of ARR2016.

The seminar will conclude with the opportunity to ask questions of our experts, as well as network with peers and fellow industry practitioners from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds.

The session will be highly relevant to practitioners involved in the management of flood impact and flood modelling including engineers, policy makers, urban planning/design practitioners from local government, catchment management authorities, consultants, researchers and land developers.

Event Objectives

The objective of this session is to provide a better understanding what ARR 2016 requires of practitioners and to build a case for organisations beginning to require its use.

Besides providing an insight into how ARR2016 can be applied, we will also explore what the barriers have been to uptake it, and seek to understand from practitioners how to overcome the barriers. Engineers Australia, Stormwater Victoria and DELWP will then work to define strategies to increase the uptake of ARR2016.

The event will specifically provide attendees with:

  1. A clear understanding of what is involved in applying ARR2016 to flood modelling and how it different to ARR2004
  2. Make a case for why we should be using ARR2016 now (sensitivity testing, considering future climate)
  3. Using real examples to show how you can apply ARR2016 using different methods and at different scales as well as what software package can meet ARR2016 now
  4. Discussion on what’s stopping your organisation using ARR2016 or requiring its use by your contractors or permit applicants
  5. An opportunity for networking, industry discussion and Q&A with experts



Valerie Mag and Michael Mag 
Principal, Stormy Water solutions | Project Engineer, Stormy Water Solutions

Valerie and Michael Mag have been implementing ARR2016 in their hydrological engineering consultancy practice (Stormy Water solutions) since early 2017. Stormy Water Solutions regularly conducts drainage and water sensitive urban design workshops. In training and engaging with consultants, council officers and catchment management authority officers, Stormy Water Solutions have come to understand the barriers in regard to implementation of ARR 2016 by these businesses. To this end, Stormy Water Solutions aim to use their experience in adopting ARR2016 to maximise uptake of this very important document within the drainage industry.

Steve Muncaster
Senior Manager Floodplain Management | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Steve was a principal contributor for the Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy, released in April 2016. Steve oversights flood management policy implementation at the state level, and flood mitigation project funding across regional Victoria.

David Stephens
Senior Flood Modeller, HARC

David has 15 years of experience in flood modelling and floor studies. He has worked extensively for Melbourne Water, other state agencies and local government on urban flood modelling. David also leads HARC’s custodianship of the hydrological model RORB. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the ongoing program of software enhancements, providing support to nearly 5,000 users as well as conducting training courses.

Lindsey Brown
Managing Director of Foundry Associates, President AWA Victoria

Lindsey has experience from three continents brokering relationships between technical professionals, government and community to improve outcomes and get projects moving. She is the founder and Managing Director of Foundry, a boutique consultancy to the water industry whose mission is to bridge the gap between technical solutions and society through great communication.

She has helped develop key strategic documents including Opportunities for a Water Sensitive Greater Sydney, the urban water chapter of Water for Victoria, and Water for a Future-Thriving Melbourne. She has used her industry knowledge to undertake strategic planning for industry organizations such as Stormwater Victoria, Stormwater Australia, and the Splash Network (NSW).Lindsey is currently Victorian President of the Australian Water Association (AWA) and recently a national representative for Stormwater Australia.

Orlando Guzman
Product Support Manager APAC, Innovyze Pty Ltd

Orlando has 25 years’ experience specialising in hydraulics and hydrology in urban environments. He is currently leading the Innovyze Asia Pacific Product Support Team and has a long and demonstrated history of working not only in Australia but at an international level in both the private and public water sectors.

Jill Fagan
Manager - Water Sector Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, DELWP

Jill has led water sector programs in climate change, research and innovation, integrated water management and strategy. She led over 70 stakeholder organisations to develop the first ever National Urban Water Research Strategy, chaired and provided leadership for eight organisations to deliver the national Water Research Access Portal, and initiated and convened the Melbourne Water Industry Climate Change Committee. She has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts, and a PhD in which she built a computer model to assess innovations in water, wastewater and stormwater systems.

16 / 05 / 2018 - 07:45 am to 12:00 pm
Registration Closes
16 / 05 / 2018 07:45 am
Engineers Australia
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
  • EA and Stormwater Vic Member Rate: $80.00 ($72.73 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $110.00 ($100.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $80.00 ($72.73 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $110.00 ($100.00 excl. GST)
Engineers Australia, Stormwater Victoria and DELWP
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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