Introduction to Co-UDlabs

This webinar will officially introduce Building Collaborative Urban Drainage research labs communities (Co-UDlabs). This is an EU H2020 funded project, based on the common goal – and impending necessity – to develop efficient and effective co-operation between scientists, researchers, and practitioners in the face of the increasingly pressing challenges of Urban Drainage System management.

Co-UDlabs will offer free Transnational Access (TA) to 17 high-end experimental facilities including laboratories, field sites and large repositories of experimental data in order to conduct research on topics such as:

  • Testing novel monitoring solutions (e.g. computer vision, deep-learning and IoT applications) in the water and wastewater management sector
  • Generate and process data to investigate the deterioration of urban drainage assets
  • Test protocols, software and hardware aiming to improve the resilience and sustainability of urban drainage solutions

The access to experimental facilities aims to encourage co-operation among researchers, practitioners, SMEs, local regulators and administrations to tackle challenges in the management and operation of wastewater systems. We look forward to establishing research consortia based on a mix of academic and non-academic partners – with specific focus on the engagement of SMEs active in this field of work.

The Webinar will feature an introductory presentation of the Co-UDlabs project – its goals, resources, facilities, and teams – by Prof. Jose Anta Álvarez (UDC – Universidade da Coruña, Spain), the project coordinator, followed by a quick Q&A session. A second part of the webinar will engage attendees in a discussion with the facility providers, so that they can give more detailed information on the venues and the installations involved in the project as well as on the services and potential uses that can be carried out within the scope of Co-UDlabs. The webinar will close with an introduction to the next crucial steps –a consortia-making Hackathon and the official Call for Proposals –and a final Q&A session.



The webinar is free of charge via this registration link.


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