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NOVATECH promotes strategies and solutions for integrated and sustainable water management in the city, with a focus on stormwater management. This 10th edition of the conference, co-organized by the Graie, the INSA Lyon and the Métropole de Lyon, will take place at the INSA Lyon, on the LyonTech la Doua EcoCampus in Villeurbanne - France, from 1-5 July, 2019.

Why come to novatech?

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Novatech attracts 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 both water professionals - specialists in drainage and aquatic environments- and urban planning and design professionals - urban planners and designers, strategic planners, landscape architects, architects and sociologists- who both work on land planning and management - Novatech supports the building of a more integrated water management culture, contributes to knowledge transfer and encourages the evolution of practices in all disciplines who play a role in managing water in the urban landscape.

specialists in drainage and aquatic environments and urban planning and design professionals

Novatech figures
- 500 participants
- 32 countries represented
- 43% scientists, 1/4 government agencies, 1/3 private sector
- 3 conference days
- 200 presentations
- Prestigious keynote speakers at the opening plenary
- The Novatech Awards
- 6 interactive sessions
- 5 technical tours
- 4 specialised workshops


Provide an overview of practices in the cities accross the globe in terms of urban planning and incentive policies for the sustainable urban water management.
Identify the most recent innovative technical solutions, integrating research results, for a sustainable management of urban water and optimisation of existing systems, to face flood and pollution issues, as well as health risks.

conference report 2016 (french)