Urban Drainage Group Conference within Flood & Coast 2022

CIWEM Urban Drainage Group (UDG) is thrilled to be hosting its traditional Spring Conference within the Flood and Coast event at Telford on the 8th June 2022. We are particularly excited as it is our first time at Flood and Coast and our first physical event in nearly 2.5 years.

As ‘an event within an event’ we expect to benefit from additional delegates to join our sessions from Flood and Coast and our delegates and speakers will have access to the complete Flood and Coast experience. As such, this spring, our event draws on the synergies between Flood and Coast and urban drainage themes to bring together professionals from across the urban drainage management and flood risk communities to share best practice, innovation, and particularly collaborative experiences.

Across our three sessions we will have papers on Rainfall, Flooding and Extreme Events, and the Development of BlueGreen Partnership Solutions. Our speakers will draw on their extensive experience, provide a formal presentation and contribute to panel discussions.

Flood & Coast will run from 7 - 9 June 2022 at Telford and will attract exhibitors, speakers and visitors from around the world to advance the debate about the impacts of climate change on flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM).

Spaces are available for the UDG Conference on 8th June followed by the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards Dinner.

There's no separate registration for the UDG Conference. Anyone who has a valid conference pass for Day 2 will have access to the UDG Conference. If you haven't got a ticket yet, book it now!

Download full Flood & Coast Agenda


UDG Conference Programme

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11:45 - 11:50 Welcome by Kieran Downey | CIWEM UDG Chair

Rainfall sessions chaired by Karen Murrell | WRc

11:50 - 12:10 Rainfall paper 1 by Murray Dale: Climate Change and Rainfall

12:10 - 12:30 Rainfall paper 2: Time to Save the Rain (speaker to be announced soon)

12:30 - 12:45 Discussion

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch

Flooding sessions - chair to be announced soon

13:30 - 13:50 Flooding paper 1: Flood Walker (speaker to be announced soon)

13:50 - 14:10 Flooding paper 2 by Simon Gilliland | WSP

14:10 - 14:30 Flooding paper 3 by Claire Watson | Binnies: New Plymouth Modelling Project - Sharing Global Practice

14:30 - 15:00 Discussion

15:00 - 15:15 Break

Blue Green sessions chaired by Anthony McCloy | McCloy Consulting

15:15 - 15:35 Blue Green paper 1 by Gwen Rhodes | Stantec: Blue Green Plan for Hull and Haltemprice

15:35 - 15:55 Blue Green paper 2: Northumbrian Integrated Drainage Partnership (NIDP)- taking a collaborative approach to solving flooding (speaker to be announced soon)

15:55 - 16:15 Blue Green paper 3 by John Brewington | Severn Trent: Mansfield Sustainable Flood Resilience Programme

16:15 - 16:35 Blue Green paper 4 by Neil McLean | Stantec: St Marys Dundee

16:35 - 17:15 Discussion

17:15 - 17:30 Closing remarks

Prices and sponsorship enquiries


  • Single day ticket for 8th June: £275 + VAT
  • Full ticket for all three days: £550 + VAT
  • Individual seat at the dinner on 8th June: £95 + VAT
  • Table of 10 at the dinner on 8th June: £950 + VAT
  • Visitor ticket | access to the exhibition and free side events for all three days: Free
  • Sponsorship opportunities: from £1,500 + VAT

For sponsorship enquiries, please email ciwemevents@syonmedia.com


Why attend?

  • Join CPD-accredited panel sessions and live presentations with recognised industry leaders
  • Discuss the latest industry developments
  • Meet and interact with speakers, exhibitors and delegates
  • Participate in discussions
  • Speed-network and arrange meetings with new colleagues

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