An international conference for an integrated management of urban water

For almost 30 years, Novatech conference has positioned itself as an international benchmark in the promotion of solutions for integrated and sustainable water management, through the intersection of approaches and dialogue between stakeholders. Novatech promotes a dynamic of innovation, from nature-based solutions to water-wise territories.

For its 11th edition, Novatech took place from 3 to 7 July. We look forward to seeing you at the next edition in 2026 !

Novatech brings together professionals from a diverse range of disciplines

It allows French and international scientists, policy-makers and  technicians to present, discover and discuss the latest research,  innovations and outlooks, as well as share their experiences. It is a chance to meet the leading international specialists and practitioners. 

Novatech builds bridges between disciplines and approaches

By welcoming water professionals (e.g. specialists in drainage and aquatic environments), urban planning and design professionals (urban  planners and designers, strategic planners, landscape architects,  architects and sociologists), who all work in some way on land planning and  management; Novatech supports the building of a more integrated water  management culture, contributes to knowledge sharing and encourages the  evolution of practices in all disciplines who play a role in managing water in the urban landscape.

Novatech is a unique opportunity to…

  • Enjoy an overview of practices in cities around the world in terms of urban planning, development and incentive policies for sustainable urban water management.
  • To learn about the latest innovative technical solutions integrating research results, for a sustainable management of water in the city and the optimisation of the current systems, in order to face the problems of flooding, pollution and health risks.

Key figures of the 2023 edition

  • 610 participants : 1/3 scientists, 1/3 communities, 1/3 private sector
  • 28 represented countries
  • 3 days of conferences
  • 220 presented abstracts : 140 orals and 80 posters
  • 6 interactive workshops
  • 6 specialized workshops
  • 4 technical tours

Abstracts of the previous editions

All the papers are available on the HAL open archives, with a possible search by key words.

The proceedings are available via the following links: