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 continues it long traditional of hosting its annual conference in the autumn as the culmination of a year of highly regarded events including our first time hosting our Spring Conference in conjunction with our colleagues at Flood & Coast.
UDG AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2022 will be taking place at HILTON BIRMINGHAM METROPOLE from 8th -10th November.
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.
In confronting these challenges this year we will focus on 3 main themes:
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 NOW
We are inviting our community to come forward with their ideas for content or to express an interest in speaking during the event by the 8th August 2022. Papers are invited on the following topics related to urban drainage management:
Please submit your ideas here.CALL FOR PAPERS
CIWEM Urban Drainage Group is thrilled to be hosting our Spring Conference within the CIWEM Flood and Coast Conference 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.
The range of topics covered by urban drainage group events is broad. This ‘call for papers’ is your opportunity to get involved and to help CIWEM develop a compelling and diverse programme. We are especially interested in how you have demonstrated innovation, out-performed expectations, worked successfully with partners or overcome technical challenges.
Here are some ideas to spark your imagination:
Abstracts should be no more than one side of A4 and take the following format:
1. Paper / presentation title
2. Presenter(s) and affiliation (maximum 2)
3. Any other authors and affiliation
4. Contact details for corresponding author
5. Paper outline - be concise and clearly state any novelty or innovation and who will be interested in the paper and why.
Email your abstract(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 pm on Friday 11th March 2022.
Successful contributors will receive a complimentary day delegate ticket to Flood and Coast.BOOK TICKETS FOR FLOOD AND COAST
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