TGM Delivers Industry Learning Event

Mark Colegate | | Civil Engineering, ARR,

On 5th July 2017, TGM hosted a seminar on the new industry guidelines by Engineers Australia and Geoscience Australia, Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2016. Leading editors Mr Mark Babister and Dr Peter Coombes presented to 50 representatives from Victorian Councils, Melbourne Water, CMA’s and independent consultancies.

The ARR 2016 Guidelines provide engineers and analysts with the guidance and datasets necessary to produce more reliable and consistent rainfall and flood estimation studies and mapping, across Australia, now and into the future.

Mark Babister discussed the background of ARR 2016, detailed key outputs, highlighted the key changes from ARR 1987 processes including changes in terminology. Dr Coombes presented on Urban Book Chapter 9 and discussed his fields of expertise; Urban Drainage and the Urban Water Cycle.

Presentations from the experts have been uploaded to the TGM website:

ARR Urban Book Insights (click here)

Application of ARR Handbook (click here)

The ARR Data Hub is a tool that allows for easy access to the design inputs required to undertake flood estimation in Australia

There is still much to learn about the new ARR guidelines. Visit to learn more, or contact Mark Colegate, Senior Environmental Engineer at TGM ( or 03 5202 4600).

TGM Director Peter Preece organised the day and stated “TGM are building a team in urban water solutions and were pleased to provide this industry learning opportunity”.

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