Co-UDlabs | Professional training course

Uncertainty Assessment in Urban Drainage monitoring

L’INSA Lyon Deep et le Graie sont partenaires de Co-UDLabs.
Nous vous donnons rendez-vous les 6 et 7 mars 2024 à Lyon-Villeurbanne (France) en présentiel, pour une rencontre en anglais, en configuration formation professionnelle, sur le thème : Uncertainty Assessment in Urban Drainage monitoring.

6 & 7 March 2024

Graie – Villeurbanne, France

This meeting will focus on the importance of uncertainty assessment in the monitoring of drainage systems. The lecturer will present the Urban Drainage Metrology Toolbox (UDMT), provide examples of its application and answer any questions you may have in a question-and-answer session.

One session will be devoted entirely to examples and case studies provided by participants.

At the end of the training, participants will be familiar with the methods applied in the UDMT tool and will know how to use it for their own needs.

Organised by INSA Lyon and the Graie, the session will be conducted in English and will be limited to 15 participants.

Prerequisites for participants: experience in monitoring in the field of urban drainage (sewers, overflows, rainfall, pollutant discharges, including monitoring of stormwater management works at source, etc.).

Participants should bring their own laptops to the session.


1-Wednesday, March 6, morning

  • General introduction
  • Quick round of participants
  • Lectures on uncertainty assessment (UA) (0.5 day):
    • Interest and importance of uncertainty assessment for data validation in urban drainage
    • Link with best practices in metrology, data validation and quality assurance
  • Presentation of the international standards (Guide of Uncertainty in Measurements by the JCGM – Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology)
  • Presentation of the methods of uncertainty assessment (statistical analysis Type A and B, and Monte Carlo method)

2 – Wednesday, March 6, afternoon

  • Demonstration with examples in urban drainage of The UDMT – Urban Drainage Metrology Toolbox – developed in the H2020 project CO-UDlabs, which is a Matlab/Octave open source codes that make calculation of measurements much more easy (0.25 day)
  • Guided exercise for the participants, with correction (0.25 day).

3 – Thursday, March 7

Training and application by participants who will bring their own cases and data sets (1 day).

Please bring your own computer, your cases and data set.

Lecturer : Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski

He got his PhD in 1992 and he is a professor at INSA Lyon.

His research has focused on Urban Drainage processes, modelling and monitoring. In 2021, he published a book on Metrology of Urban Drainage System, together with researchers and other partners from the Urban Drainage community that is the reference in the domain.


What is UDMT Toolbox ?

Uncertainty Assessment should be significantly developed and systematically applied in urban drainage monitoring as a standard part of best practice metrology. However, methods and calculations may frequently appear as too complex for many users.

The UDMT – Urban Drainage Metrology Toolbox – developed in the H2020 project CO-UDlabs provides a free online webapp which makes these calculations easy.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101008626.

Formation professionnelle proposée par le Graie, enregistré sous le numéro 84692118469. Cet enregistrement ne vaut pas agrément de l’Etat.

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