9:30am - 3:00pm




£60 (Including local taxes, where applicable)

Event description 

How do we design urban drainage to be resilient and manage the risk of exceedance?

This year’s CIWEM UDG training day will be held over two days, 16-17 March. The topic we will be covering is exceedance: as engineers, environmentalists, planners and policy makers, how do we design and adapt our assets to cope with extremes in weather?

This challenge is one that needs to tackled in collaboration, with risk management authorities working with other organisations and stakeholders. It potentially involves those directly impacted, so that they can help to protect themselves.

Our packed programme will include CPD-accredited interactive sessions, technical paper presentations, panel discussions, practical sessions and speed networking.

Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will close at midnight on 10th March.

The cost to attend both days is £60, sponsorship packages are available at £900 (including local taxes, where applicable).

For sponsorship enquiries, please email ciwemevents@syonmedia.com

For group bookings, please email events@ciwem.org


Why attend?

The training will enhance your knowledge and skills in designing and adapting urban drainage to cope with extremes in weather.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understand what we mean by designing for exceedance.
  • Understand how the various systems that collectively make up the drainage system work together and how they should evolve and be adapted.
  • Assess the current organisational alignment and whether it is providing the right opportunities. What could be done to make them work better?
  • Understand how the economics of dealing with extremes influences decisions.
  • Provide an overview of traditional versus sustainable solutions.
  • Understand how the challenges we face today will evolve and whether they could be at odds with future generation’s needs.

For further enquiries email events@ciwem.org


Day One | Impact of extreme weather in a rural setting

09:45 - 10:55 Panel | Mark Russell, Megan Hadfield, Peter Moon

11:00 - 12:30 Breakouts | Facilitated by the panel supported by the UDG committee members

13:00 - 14:00 Feedback Session

Day Two | Challenges of extreme weather in a major city

09:45 - 11:00 Panel | Andrew Hagger, Richard Seabert

11:00 - 12:30 Breakouts | Facilitated by the panel supported by the UDG committee members

13:00 - 14:00 Feedback Session | Andrew Hagger, Richard Seabert

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