Co-UDlabs pre-conference workshop

Urban Drainage Metrology toolbox

for developing best practices applied to measurements and monitoring in sewer systems and urban drainage


The European project Co-UDlabs aims to integrate research and innovation activities in the field of Urban Drainage Systems, and to facilitate collaborations for both researchers and practitioners. In Work Package 6 led by INSA Lyon, Co-UDlabs is developing the Urban Drainage Metrology Toolbox (UDMT) to be accessible in the second half of 2022 as a free online web application. UDMT will include 5 main applications based on advanced and automated algorithms and user-interfaces developed with Matlab, providing figures and output files, for:

  • Sensor calibration and surrogate sensor correlation
  • Raw data correction from sensor calibration functions
  • Data validation methods
  • Uncertainty assessment of measurements
  • Processing data of tracing experiments

Objectives of the workshop

The participants in the workshop will:

  • Be briefly informed about the Co-UDlabs project and its main activities related to monitoring and metrology.
  • Learn the basics of the methods implemented in the UDMT (most detailed information is available in Chapters 7, 8 and 9 of the IWA open access book “Metrology in Urban Drainage and Stormwater Management: Plug and Pray”).
  • Discover the Urban Drainage Metrology Toolbox (UDMT), its objectives, specifications, and applications, with a demo presentation followed by questions and answers.
  • Invited to be member of the UDMT Early Adopters Group to be launched during this workshop: members will have the opportunity to test the UDMT in the period September – December 2022, report their experience, suggest improvements and new evolutions, be part of the UDMT users’ community, contribute to the dissemination of the UDMT, provide examples of case studies, etc.

All SPN attendees who are interested in using new tools to monitor sewer systems.

Date, time, venue
  • Tuesday, 23 August 2022
  • Times are to be announced,
  • SPN conference venue

To register for this workshop, please select your participation when registering for the conference.


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