On  October, 1 and 2, 2020, under the auspices of the expert group “Drainage of urbanized areas CZWA” and the Research Center AdMaS, firm ARDEC organized already XX. year of the URBAN WATER CONFERENCE 2020 in Velké Bílovice . The media partner of the conference was stavební server.com, the magazine Vodní hospodářství and the internet portal Vodovod info. The main partner of the conference was the company PREFA Brno a.s.

The URBAN WATER 2020 CONFERENCE has traditionally maintained a high level of presentations. The conference program was divided into 3 blocks. A total of 24 lectures were presented. Due to the difficult situation with COVID19, a number of delegates excused from conference, often at the last minute. Therefore it was decided that the lectures would be broadcast live using Microsoft TEAMS and that selected lecturers would also be allowed to deliver their lectures online.

The first day of the conference ended with a social evening in the riding hall of the state chateau Lednice. The event attended about 70 delegates which led informal discussions and gained personal contacts. Cimbalom music was played for listening, Moravian wines from top wineries and rich refreshments were prepared for the participants. The social evening was, despite the strict adherence to all currently valid measures and restrictions associated with Covid 19, very positively evaluated by the participants.

The twentieth year of the conference confirmed that the URBAN WATER CONFERENCE maintained the favor of participants despite the difficult situation, as about 100 delegates from research institutes and universities, design and supply companies, sewer operators and municipal councils, etc attended. Other participants had an opportunity to watch the online broadcast of lectures.

Preparations  of the XXI. URBAN WATER CONFERENCE, which will take place on October 7 and 8, 2021, have already started. Conference will traditionally focus on water management in 2021, water resources, ensuring the need for water from alternative sources, the concept of urban drainage solutions, urban watercourses, flood protection in relation to urban drainage, progressive technologies of wastewater treatment, technological WWTP processes and experience from the implementation of urban drainage constructions. A special section will also be devoted to contributions related to the COVID 19 pandemic.