Workshops and other meetings

Monday 3 July
Workshops and other meetings
Prior to the conference itself, we offer a series of workshops and meetings.
Except for the Stormwater Territorial Ambassadors Francophone Network meeting, no lunch is included. 
If you wish to have lunch on site, please choose the "Full-day rate" (60€) when you register.

Stormwater Territorial Ambassadors Francophone Network

Monday 3 July, 9.30-16.30, lunch included

Public: open to agents in charge of stormwater management within local authorities and public institutions, as well as associations working to promote and animate territorial policies in favour of integrated and sustainable stormwater management.

Workshop in French only.

At the initiative of the Graie and Adopta*, we have started in 2019 the animation of a network of territorial rainwater facilitators.

*With the support of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, the OFB and the Water Agencies
The 4th meeting of the (Stormwater Territorial Ambassadors Francophone Network) will focus on supporting change and facilitating multi-actors project. The program includes two workshops designed to provide practical tools in a convivial setting.
In the morning, with Nicolas Fieulaine, a researcher in social psychology, a workshop will enable us to share our experiences and mobilize tools and practices within the reach of ambassadors.
In the afternoon, we invite you to take part in the creation of a facilitator's tool for role-playing in various urban development scenarios, to help you understand the issues of each actors and to adapt each problematic.
At the end of the day, you'll have helped to create an animation tool that we'll share with you to help you run local projects!

Steering Committee of the French national plan for stormwater management

Monday 3 July, 16:45-18:00

Audience: only for the members of the steering committee of the French national plan, upon invitation

Organiser: French Ministry of Ecological Transition
Through 4 main lines, divided into 24 concrete actions, the national plan for sustainable stormwater management aims to support water and development stakeholders to better integrate stormwater management into development policies, and to make this water a resource in order to adapt cities to climate change.
The objective of this meeting is to make a quick progress report on the implementation of the plan.

Workshop Urban wet-weather flows:

Designing the water quality monitoring of the future
Monday 3 July, 9am-12.30pm

Audience: open to anyone wishing to contribute to the reflections and exchanges.

Workshop in English only.

Organisers: Luca Vezzaro (DTU), Lena Mutzner (Eawag)
Water quality is a key challenge for the transition towards sustainable urban water management and circular urban water systems. Despite many years of efforts, we lack data on water quality in urban wet-weather flows. 
Initiated by a subgroup of the IWA International Working Group on Data and Models, this workshop aims to find solutions to the typical challenges of urban water quality monitoring, allowing for the much-needed extensive data collection activities to design the sustainable cities of the future.

Workshop fast models for urban flood simulations

future perspectives in the era of ubiquitous data
Monday 3 July, 9am-12.30pm

Audience: open to anyone wishing to contribute to the reflections and exchanges.

Workshop in English only.

Organisers: João P. Leitão and Peter M. Bach (Eawag, Switzerland); Ana Deletić (QUT, Australia)
Initiated by a subgroup of the IWA International Working Group on Data and Models, this workshop aims to discuss the various applications of fast models for flood simulations in urban areas and the availability and possibilities to share flood data in a standardised way.

Co-UDlabs IAB & General Assembly

Monday 3 July, 9am-12.30pm

Audience: Meeting reserved for the partners of the European Co-UDlabs programme.

Organisers: The Co-UDlabs project leaders, José Anta Alvarez and Andrea Ciambra, University of Coruna, Spain.
Co-UDlabs (Building Collaborative Urban Drainage labs) is a H2020 European project in the INFRAIA framework which has developed joint research activities and networking initiatives among an EU-wide urban drainage community. The Co-UDlabs consortium is coordinated by Universidade da Coruña (Spain) and is implemented by 9 partners from 7 European countries. the project's partner researchers will be present throughout the Novatefch conference to discuss potential partnership opportunities within the free-of-charge transnational access (TA). The international advisory board will also meet at Novatech.

Co-UDlabs Workshop

Building a collaborative Urban drainage Innovation community Transnational access to top-class research infrastructures and their innovations
Monday 3 July, 2-4:30pm

Audience: open to anyone wishing to develop collaborative research actions or to contribute to the reflections and exchanges.

Workshop in English only

Organizers: José Anta Alvarez and Andrea Ciambra (University of Coruna, Spain), Elodie Brelot (Graie)
Co-UDlabs (Building Collaborative Urban Drainage labs) offers free-of-charge transnational access (TA) to 17 research facilities in 7 institutions from as many European countries. Researchers, PhD students, SMEs, regulators and local policymakers can develop proposals for research stays at these installations. In this event, Co-UDlabs will open its second global call for TA proposals. This workshop will introduce the project and provide an overview of current and finalised TA experiments from the first global call (2021). The workshop will include time for debate between Co-UDlabs researchers and potential applicants to the 2ndcall: this event aims to be a venue for the exchange of ideas and the development of valuable, innovative ideas and approaches that could become the next TA projects at Co-UDlabs’ facilities.

JCUD IWA IAHR - Joint Committee on Urban Drainage

Monday 3 July, 2-5.30pm

Audience: meeting of working group members, open to anyone wishing to join the process.

Meeting in English only.

Organisers: David McCarthy and Manfred Kleidorfer, JCUD President and Secretary
This joint committee was set up to highlight and promote effective interactions between experts on hydraulic aspects (IAHR's main objective) and water quality aspects (IWA's main objective); these aspects are intrinsically linked in the field of urban stormwater. The committee has initiated 12 thematic working groups. The meeting is open to people wishing to join this international dynamic of work and exchange to improve knowledge and practices: news, work of the working groups and perspectives of coordinated actions.