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
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group is scheduled to be held on Thursday 10 November 2022 2:00 pm GMT at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Items for the Agenda
Any member wishing to raise a subject for discussion at the Annual General Meeting shall send written notice specifying the subject to the chair, Kieran Downey at Kieran.Downey@scottishwater.co.uk or the honorary secretary, Mark Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00am Thursday 13 October 2022.
Call for nominations to the Branch Committee
Those members wishing to be nominated for election for the vacant positions on the committee should send their completed nomination forms to the chair, Kieran Downey at Kieran.Downey@scottishwater.co.uk or the honorary secretary, Mark Russell at email@example.com by 9:00am Thursday 13 October 2022.
The draft minutes of the CIWEM Urban Drainage group Annual General Meeting 2021 and nomination form are available below along with a description of the committee role summary:
UDG Training Day | 28-29 March 2023, Hybrid - Zoom and regional hubs More Details
UDG Spring Conference within Flood & Coast | 7th June 2023, Telford
UDG Annual Conference | 7-9 November 2023, venue tbc
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