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Co-UDlabs Hackathon: Developing and exploring ideas for the urban drainage of tomorrow

Posted 19. November 2021
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logo of the Co-UDlabs project

After Co-UDlabs formed in the first half of the year and sorted itself out in the past months, things are now getting concrete: in a two-day hackathon, valuable project ideas relating to urban drainage will be collected, shared and thought through together with interested institutions. And perhaps even get one or two things off the ground.


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

Posted 25. October 2021
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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 learnt from the aftermath of the catastrophic Storm Bernd flooding in July…


Innovating the Urban Drainage System: a new collaborative approach

Posted 25. October 2021
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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.


IKT to take part in €4M Horizon 2020 project to build collaborative Urban Drainage research labs communities

Posted 10. August 2021
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logo of the Co-UDlabs project

IKT is taking part in a new 4 million euro Horizon 2020 project that aims to integrate research and innovation activities in the field of Urban Drainage Systems (UDS) to address pressing public health, flood risks and environmental challenges. The EU’s Urban Drainage Systems (UDS) have been valued at €2.5 trillion. They are essential infrastructures providing safe sanitation and drainage and environmental protection by collecting and then returning securely to…


Training: Sewer and Pipeline Engineering (SPE)

Posted 12. May 2021
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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. IKT’s Scientific Director 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
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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…