12th International Conference on Urban Drainage

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

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FIELD VISITS

The 12th ICUD will provide 5 options of Field Visits to the Participants.
Please find below their short description.

The registrations will be available in the Secretariat from September 11, 2011 at 2pm.

Field Visit 01 - Guaiba Lake

Date: September 14th, 2011
Duration: 13h30 to 18h00
Maximum of 130 participants
Main topics of the visit: The ecology of the Guaiba lake; water pollution sources and pollution control in the lake watershed; the Guaiba lake as the main source of drinking water for Porto Alegre; flood control in Porto Alegre.

Field Visit 02 - The Porto Alegre experience with SUDS

Date: September 14th, 2011
Duration: 13h30 to 18h00
Maximum of 80 participants
Main topics of the visit: The Porto Alegre stormwater management legislation; SUDS operation and maintenance – strategies and practices; funding SUDS in Porto Alegre (capital and O&M costs); publics' acceptance of SUDS. Visit to different catchments equipped with SUDS.

Field Visit 03 - Shantytowns urbanisation experience

Date: September 14th, 2011
Duration: 13h30 to 18h00
Maximum of 80 participants
Main topics of the visit: The role of the Porto Alegre participatory budgeting; principles and concepts adopted for the urbanisation of shantytowns; project funding sources. Visit to favelas Nova Chocolatão, Mato Sampaio e Residencial dos Anjos.

Field Visit 04 - The Porto Alegre drinking water system

Date: September 14th, 2011
Duration: 13h30 to 18h00
Maximum of 40 participants
Main topics of the visit: History; water sources; funding, cost recovery and water tariffs. Visits to the Menino de Deus water supply system.

Field Visit 05 - The "Socioambiental" programme

Date: September 14th, 2011
Duration: 13h30 to 18h00
Maximum of 30 participants
Main topics of the visit: sanitation of the Porto Alegre area; description of the programme, technical and funding issues. Visit to the works: interceptor pipelines in the Guaiba lake area and the WWTP.

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