• 2023 JCUD Newsletter out
    The new JCUD newsletter of 2023, was released in March 2023. This newsletter highlights the latest activities of the JCUD, including an editorial of the new chair David McCarthy, and news from the urban drainage community. Click here to download the newsletter
  • JCUD webinar:Latest Development in Urban Drainage in Africa
    Continuing the webinars from 2022, the JCUD presents the next installment of the webinars: focussing on the developments in Africa particularly. Dr. Micah M. Mukolwe and Dr. Seith Mugume will present their research on March 17th 13:00-14:00 CET Click here to watch back the webinar

JCUD Events

  • SPN 2022
    Sewer Processes and Networks
    August 2022, Graz, Austria
  • Novatech 2023
    The 11th edition of the Novatech conference
    Summer 2023, Lyon, France
  • ICUD 2024
    The International Conference on Urban Drainage
    June 2024, Delft, the Netherlands

Mission Statement

The IWA / IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (designated hereafter as JCUD) and its activities are described in three other companion documents :

  • The 'JCUD statutes',
  • The 'JCUD collaborations' and
  • The 'JCUD account rules'.


Since its creation in 1981, the IWA / IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD) has been operated jointly by the International Water Association (IWA), as the Specialist Group on Urban Drainage (SGUD), and the International Association on Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR), as the Technical Section on Urban Drainage within the Technical Division II “Applied Hydraulics”. This joint oversight has been established to emphasize and promote effective interactions between experts on hydraulic aspects (main focus of IAHR) and on water quality aspects (main focus of IWA); such aspects are intrinsically inter-related in the field of urban drainage.

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