Novatech planning technologies urban water stormwater management FRGBIndex

NOVATECH is an every 3-year meeting settled in Lyon, which 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 is co-organized by the Graie, INSA Lyon and Lyon Metropole; it will take place at the INSA Lyon, on the LyonTech la Doua EcoCampus in Villeurbanne - France, from July 1st to 5th, 2019.


Provide an overview of practices in the cities across the world such as urban planning, stormwater strategies 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 optimization of existing systems, to face flood and pollution issues, as well as health risks.

Simultaneous translation is provided in all oral sessions.

Why come to novatech?

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Novatech gathers 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), 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
- 30 countries represented
- 40% scientists, 1/4 government agencies, 1/3 private sector
- 3 conference days
- 200 presented papers
- Prestigious keynote speakers at the opening plenary
- The Novatech Awards
- 2 specialized workshops
- 1 national meeting of rainwater facilitators
- 4 technical tours

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Novatech offer a doorway to share a common culture on urban water.

Doorway with prestigious Keynote speakers, an urban planner and an architect in order to emphasize the needed link between city and water.
Doorway with the Novatech Awards, which aim to mobilize and reward urban and design planners for outstanding operations about stormwater management.
Doorway towards complementary publics with the idea of young water professionals (YWP) mentoring program and career workshops. Finally a doorway to the general public with the gala night conference.

conference report 2016 (french)       PRESENTATION 2019 (FRENCH)