24th EJSW: Monitoring urban drainage systems

20 - 25 May 2019 in La Bérarde (France)

Background and Objectives

European Junior Scientist Workshops (EJSWs) provide an opportunity for young scientists (typically PhD students, but also young post-doc researchers in both public and private sectors) to present ideas, plans and preliminary results of their own research in an inspiring, friendly, co-operative and non-competitive environment. The idea is not only to listen and to watch, neither only to talk and to dominate, but to learn from and help each other in solving scientific problems.

The 24th EJSW on “Monitoring urban drainage systems” will focus on the application of modern sensor technology, data communication, data validation and analysis. The workshop offers junior scientist the possibility to present and discuss their work with senior researchers in a setting that gives more opportunity to learn and share when compared to regular conferences.

The main topics of the workshop are:    

  • On-line monitoring of water quality and quantity in wastewater and stormwater collection systems
  • Uncertainties in sewer measurements and modeling (hydraulics, solutes and sediment transport and biochemical processes)
  • New pollutants in sewers
  • Data needs and availability in urban water systems, concerning both structural and functional aspects
  • Data acquisition and analysis in urban water system
  • Links between data and model calibration
  • Use of data sets for various purposes and models
  • Use of fields data for integrated urban water systems modeling
  • Hands on demonstration and practice or several measuring principles, including sensors calibration, uncertainty assessment, data validation, data analysis, operational aspects of monitoring stations, etc.
  • Ethics in researching, publishing and presenting

Organization Committee

The workshop is co-organized by: 

  • Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski (INSA Lyon, France)
  • Frank Blumensaat (EAWAG, Switzerland)
  • François Clemens (TU Delft, Netherlands)
  • Günter Gruber (TU Graz, Austria)
  • Mathieu Lepot (TU Delft, Netherlands)


English will be the workshop language during working session. All other languages will be welcome at any other moment during the workshop.


Selected extended abstracts will be available for the participants as workshop proceedings on this website (formal approval of authors will be required).


A fee of 500 euros (to be confirmed) per participant will be charged to cover costs for local transportation from Lyon to La Bérarde and return, accommodation and meals during the workshop. Their trip to Lyon and return is not included in the workshop fees. Sponsors help to keep the fees as low as possible.


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