URBS is used for operational flood forecasting throughout Australiasia.
URBS is used for design flood estimation.
URBS incorporates a Monte-carlo stocastic modelling module and runs 10000 model runs in less than 15 minutes
URBS is a
continuous/event rainfall runoff routing model. The model has been under
development over the past 15 years. Its technical basis is in the work
carried out by Laurenson & Mein and later as WT42 developed by the
Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines. The primary focus
of its development has been flood forecasting and design flood estimation.
Central to its development is the philosophy that the model is a tool
that can be readily employed by flood forecasting practitioners. This
demanded a modular approach - one that facilitates good data management
and interfacing with external inputs and outputs.