The History of AR&R

Version 1 - 1958 - Australian Rainfall and Runoff – first report of the Stormwater standards

Version 2 - 1977 - Australian Rainfall and Runoff – Flood Analysis and Design

Version 3 - 1987 - Australian Rainfall and Runoff – A Guide to Flood Estimation

Note: the 1987 edition was republished in book form in 1999? With only the chapter on the estimation of extreme to large floods updated

The 1977 version recognised that Australian Rainfall and Runoff had to be used as a guideline document and not as a ridged code of practice. The 1977 version recognised that previous editions use “as a code of practice has been abused” and that this can “lead to designs which are technologically inferior and economically unsound”

1958 Cover of AR&RCover of the 1977 edition of AR&RCover of the 1987 edition of AR&R