12th International Conference on Urban Drainage

DATE: September 11 to 16, 2011 - VENUE: Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil




Plenary sessions will be organised as Open session; Poul Harremoės Award paper presentation and Closing session.

Two day pre-conference meetings plus evening meetings:

  • First day: JCUD meeting;
  • Second day: seminars on major research project issues.
  • JCUD Working Group meetings, on the evenings, during the conference.

Urban hydrologic and hydraulic processes:

  • Rainfall, evapotranspiration, infiltration, exfiltration, runoff formation
  • Hydraulics of urban drainage systems
  • Processes in sewer systems
  • Combined and separate sewer overflows
  • Pollutants in urban areas: sources, accumulation and washoff
  • Receiving environment pollution impacts
  • Special conditions in cold climate, tropical climate
  • Accounting for climate change, climate change and rainfall extremes

Technological issues

  • Impact mitigation and restoration of impacted environment
  • Storm water source control and best management practices
  • Low impact development techniques, water sensitive urban design and sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Urban drainage technologies for developing countries, developments and case-studies
  • Monitoring, data collection and data processing
  • Pollutant removal processes, stormwater treatment
  • Sewer system design and rehabilitation
  • Eco-hydrology and eco-hydraulics in urban areas
  • Urban stream restoration
  • Urban flooding: modelling, damage assessment, flood forecast and emergency planning, mitigation measures
  • Modelling and simulation of integrated urban water systems
  • Real time control
  • Geographical information systems
  • Rainfall and stormwater harvesting, water re-use

Institutional, managerial and legal issues

  • Urban drainage and urban planning
  • Integrated urban water management
  • Integrated urban water planning and management in developing countries
  • Benchmarking, performance indicators and asset management
  • Regulation and institutional frameworks
  • Education and training
  • Historical development of urban drainage systems
  • Risk analysis
  • Effects of global change on urban water management
  • Climate change adaptation, performance of existing and future infrastructure
  • Integrated water resources management at different spatial scales: from urban catchments to river basins
  • Urban drainage in very low-income settlements, shantytowns
  • Participatory processes, decision making and social acceptance of urban drainage technologies
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