International Research and Training Centre for Urban Water Drainage

  • Mission

    The international network of Centres for Urban Water (CUW) and for Urban Drainage (IRTCUD) has been created to foster advanced research development in Urban Water Management (UWM) and to provide support and top level services including training and technology dissemination Read More
  • Benefit

    Interested academic and professional institutions and experts can benefit by joining forces with CUW/CUD networks as follows: · joint organization of lecturing-training cources · joint organization of international conferences, workshops · access to the copies of the publications of archive events* (*subject to Read More
  • Cooperate

    You can cooperate with the units/centres within IRTCUD/CUW Network by taking part in the ongoing projects (for example UNESCO-IHP VI, Focal area 3.5 - Urban areas and rural settlements) or by initiating new joint projects. You can contribute to the international Read More
  • Conferences on Urban Drainage Modelling

    •The series of Urban Drainage Modelling (UDM) conferences started back in 1986 in Dubrovnik, former Yugoslavia, when the first conference was organized by Cedo Maksimovic and the late Miodrag Radojkovic from the University of Belgrade. • Subsequent conferences have been convened Read More
  • Regional rainfall conferences at the Balkans 2005 & 2010

    Regional expert meeting on rainfall - runoff analysis and climate change at the Balkans. University of Belgrade Faculty of Civil Engineering Front page 2005 & 2010 Proceedings 2005 Proceedings 2010           Read More
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The International Research and Training Centre on Urban Drainage (IRTCUD) has been created at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, by resolution of the 24th UNESCO General Conference in 1987. In addition to the Centre in Belgrade which serves as a global co-ordination unit, regional centres have been created: HTC-for Humid Tropical climates (Sao Paulo - recently moved to Porto Alegre, Brazil) and CC- for Cold Climates (Oslo, moved to Trondheim, Norway). 
IRTCUD was an instrument in creation of CUW (Centres for Urban Water) Network. 

Main activities of IRTCUD centre are related to development and application of the innovative methodologies for urban water management by placing emphasises on the interaction of urban drainage with other urban water subsystems and its implementation through domestic and international projects; training of professionals, awareness raising and participation in solving of existing problems. From its establishement, IRTCUD has participated in a number of international projects, organised international courses, seminars and workshops, developed urban drainage data bases (UDM), published a number of books and professional materials. The activities are often part of and/or complient with UNESCO's IHP programmes. Additional partners include UNEP, UNDP, EU, etc. The projects were carried out through the above regional sub-centres. The activities comprise of cooperation with professional associations (IWA), United Nation organizations (UNESCO, UNDP, UNIDO), World Metheorological Organization (WMO), universities and research organisations all over the world. The principal partner for co-operation in education is UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands


IRTCUD activities:


  • UDM data bases development and maintenance


  • International research projects


  • International courses, capacity building and awareness raising


  • Publishing activities


  • Organization of international scientific and professional events (conferences, simposiums, seminars, workshops)


  • Management and support to complementary programmes


  • Consulting

Regional Network for Urban Water Management in SEE (South East Europe) covering 10 countries in SEE Region

Focal points:
Albania (co-ordinator: Mrs Violeta Kola)
Bosna and Herzegovina (co-ordinator: Mr Boris Jandric)
Bulgaria (co-ordinator: Prof. Roumen Arsov)
Croatia (co-ordinator: Prof. Jure Margeta)
Greece (co-ordinator: Dr. Demetris KoutsoyIannis)
Macedonia (co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Romania (co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  )
Serbia and Montenegro (co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Slovenia (co-ordinator: Dr Primoz Banovec)
Turkey (co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The Network has been created following the Workshop held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, June30-July 1,2002, with the support of UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology for Europe (ROSTE), Venice.

The Network is coordinated by IRTCUD Belgrade.

Contact person: Mrs Ljiljana Jankovic ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Sunday 24 June 2018

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