12Th International Conference Of Urban Drainage

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Fonte: www.abrh.org.br, extraído em 11/07/2011, às 12:29 hs.

Data: 11 a 16 de setembro de 2011


Local: Porto Alegre/RS - Hotel Plaza São Rafael Convention Center


Organização: IWA International Water Association


Promoção: ABRH – Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos


Realização: Acqua consultoria e Organização de Eventos

Relevant Dates:

  • September 05th, 2008 - Launch of Conference Website

    December 10th, 2010 - Extended Abstract Deadline

    January 31st, 2010 - Notification of Abstract Acceptance

    April 15th, 2011 - Submission of Full Papers

    June 20th, 2011 - Notification of Paper Acceptance & Session Type

    June 24th, 2011 - First Tentative Conference Programme Published

    July 01st, 2011 - Resubmission of Accepted Papers Based on Review Feedback

    July 10th, 2011 - Early Registration and Payment at Reduced Rate Deadline

    August 12th, 2011 - Conference Programme Published

    September 11th to 16th, 2011 - Conference

    September 14th, 2011 - Conference Gala Dinner. The Poul Harremoës Award Winner will be announced at the dinner.


Organizing Committee Message:

Brazil is well known for the natural beauty of beaches and landscape, and for beautiful people. It may be less well known that Brazil also has a very progressive vibrant research community dealing with urban drainage. There are no less than 12 consolidated research groups working in urban drainage in different regions of the country. Brazil plays a prominent role in the urban drainage research in South America, mainly due to the high quality of its universities and the diversity of problems which researchers deal with. In order to fulfil this task Brazilian groups have established research networks at the national and international levels, leading to the development of cooperative programs link research groups from Brazil with other groups in South America, North America, Europe and Africa. Also, there is a strong cooperation between Brazilian municipalities and academic groups in urban drainage allowing the implementation of research results in practice to solve current problems.

Porto Alegre will be the host of the 12 ICUD. It is the capital of the State of Rio Grande de Sul and it is the geographical capital of the Mercosul. Buenos Aires and Montevideo are close as neighbour cities, while Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are not far away. In common with the Prata countries (Argentina, Uruguay, etc.), Porto Alegre exhibits the same cultural refinement in art, theatre, music and literature. In common with the other parts of Brazil, we offer cordiality, musicality and "joi de vivre". It is a multicultural city with a well-established tradition of hosting international events. It also holds a solid tradition in the field of urban drainage, with reference to both the Brazilian and international scenes.

Among all the Brazilian state capitals, only Porto Alegre has a municipal department that deals specifically with urban drainage issues: the DEP (Department of Storm Drainage Systems), which was created in 1973. Also, Porto Alegre was the first Brazilian city to develop an Urban Drainage Master Plan. As a result of this planning, several source and distributed runoff control facilities have been already built in the city and many others are being constructed.

All these characteristics make Porto Alegre one of the best and safest places in Brazil to host a meeting like the ICUD where professionals from the whole world gather to study and discuss urban drainage issues.


Format: Plenary sessions will be organised as Open session; Poul Harremoës 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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