The CIWEM Urban Drainage Group (UDG) sustains the excellence of people professionally engaged in urban drainage management now and for future generations. It continues the work of WaPUG which was established in 1984.
The aims and objectives of the Urban Drainage Group are aligned with CIWEM’s Royal Charter. They are to:
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The Urban Drainage Group and its predecessor WaPUG have a long history of providing guidance to assist the industry to follow best practice. Please find some publications below.
Here are useful summaries of comment details of how to approach modelling specific more complex elements. These were reviewed and rationalised in 2009. They are generated by the group community and further contributions are welcome, please get in touch with the committee if you wish to add any new ones.
This is a page for all people working towards becoming a qualified member of CIWEM. We are hoping this would be an opportunity to have discussions on key topics; keep up to date with events and activities relevant to those in training; and ask questions of senior members of the UDG communities.
There is a recognition that many members in the UDG community have the same challenges in completing their competencies, and sharing examples of how these objectives are met can help overcome these hurdles. The value of this page will increase with use, so do contribute.
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CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Group Annual Conference and Exhibition is the industry’s main event of the year. The conference is a forum for presenters, showcasing work, ideas, processes and discussion of the latest knowledge, techniques and research to more than 200 industry delegates.
This year the CIWEM UDG Annual Conference will be taking place in the heart of Birmingham - the Eastside Rooms from 6th to 8th of December 2023.
With Urban Drainage making headlines in the popular press and generating emotive debate in the House of Commons it has never been more timely for us to return to an in-person event and come together to continue to share best practice, emerging techniques and technologies, and debate how to address numerous fast approaching challenges.
As ever we will deliver engaging and thought provoking content through presentations, roundtables and workshops addressing the critical challenges of:
To support these themes, we are delighted to be welcoming a number of guest speakers from across the spectrum of opinion and continuing to build on recent successes will be hosting a series of round tables to explore viewpoints, test the status quo, and provide direction to our Urban Drainage community to tackle the upcoming significant changes.
The event offers a range of formal papers and workshops spread across 3 days, an expected 200 plus delegates, an exhibition space, and the Conference dinner.BOOK YOUR EARLY-BIRD TICKET NOW
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