IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure

Heavy Rain Check research and consequences of July’s Storm Bernd published in Water journal

Posted 25. October 2021
sewer cleaning vehicle after storm Bernd

The Water journal has published the free access paper “Living with Urban Flooding: A Continuous Learning Process for Local Municipalities and Lessons Learnt from the 2021 Events in Germany” by Prof Bert Bosseler, Mirko Salomon and Marco Schlüter of IKT and Matteo Rubinato of Coventry University. It describes the findings of our Heavy Rain Check project and lessons learned from the aftermath of the catastrophic Storm Bernd flooding in July…

Innovating the Urban Drainage System: a new collaborative approach

Posted 25. October 2021
Invitation to workshop

IKT has joined with six other urban drainage labs to form Co-UDlabs, a new international “Consortium of Urban Drainage laboratories”. Together we are enabling access to our research facilities, providing training and undertaking common research activities with funding by the EU, and will build long term collaboration in urban drainage research. IKT will host a free workshop on optimising urban drainage assets.

Training: Sewer and Pipeline Engineering (SPE)

Posted 12. May 2021
Sewer construction site with excavator

Do it right first time and then have peace of mind – that means applying knowledge and quality control in sewer and pipeline construction and rehabilitation. Prof. Bert Bosseler shares the current state of science and technology on the topic of sewer and pipeline construction in this certificate course, providing comprehensive training at university level.

Rainwater treatment: IKT can now also test systems according to a US regulation

Posted 20. April 2021
Testing of a rainwater treatment system according to NJDEP standard

For the first time, IKT’s Test Centre for Rainwater Treatment has tested a decentralised stormwater treatment system according to the US NJDEP standard. The treatment process of the Hydroshark system from 3P Technik Filtersysteme was evaluated in laboratory tests and its performance determined. Prior to this, the product had already been tested by the IKT test centre in accordance with the Trennerlass NRW (the surface water separation decree of the…

Online Seminar: The IKT LinerReport 2020

Posted 24. March 2021
three point bending test on cipp liner sample

This year’s IKT LinerReport presents the results from the evaluation of installed CIPP gravity sewer liners based on the testing of 2,600 samples taken post-installation. Our free webinar marking the launch of the 17th annual review of the performance of CIPP sewer liners is presented by Roland Waniek and Barbara Grunewald, two of the authors, and an international perspective about the Liner Report will be provided by Dec Downey from…

IKT LinerReport 2020: CIPP liners meeting target values at six-year low

Posted 15. March 2021
test device in front of woman's face

For the 17th time, IKT presents its annual LinerReport. This LinerReport for 2020 considers the short-term test results from a total of 2,613 cured in place pipe (CIPP) liner samples. The overall test results for 2020 are the lowest in the past six years. One CIPP liner sample in eight did not achieve its expected target value for at least one test criterion.