Co-UDlabs Special session at ICUD

This special session, taking place during the 16th International Conference on Urban Drainage conference (ICUD) in Delft (The Netherlands) on Tuesday 11 June 2024, aims to introduce Co-UDlabs’ contribution to the consolidation of an international urban drainage community and to present key early results from several of the Transnational Access (TA) projects it has hosted and funded: over almost three years, the TA programme has granted access to over 220 users from more than 120 institutions from 43 different countries from all over the world. 

A few final interventions will also introduce the main achievements and outcomes of the joint research activities performed within Co-UDlabs and key feedback from the project’s extensive training and dissemination activities. 

14:30 – 14:40 Introduction to Co-UDlabs and participants (Joao Leitao) 

14:40 – 15:00 Building the urban drainage community: European stakeholders’ visions and needs for UD systems (Katharina Tondera) 

15:00 – 15:50 Co-UDlabs’ Transnational Access Programme: stories, results, and recommendations from new projects and synergies  

  • UDC (Pristis Spyros) 
  • IKT (Ton Beenen) 
  • UDC (Bardia Roghani) 
  • USFD (Manuel Regueiro) 
  • EAWAG – UDC (Prabhat Jhosi) 
  • INSA (Katharina Fuchs) 

15:50 – 16:00 Main advances in Co-UDlabs’ Joint Research Activities, next steps, new opportunities, and conclusions (Jose Anta)