TAUP 2007 - International Symposium Trees and Underground Pipes

in cooperation with DBU, DWA and MUNLV NRW

May 23, 2007 - May 24, 2007
Target groups: technicians, engineers
Category: Symposium
In urban areas trees grow in the vicintity of sewers, drains and service pipes. Their roots grow into cracks and pipe connections. Furthermore roots find no natural soil to grow in. This leads to a couple of conflicts between trees and underground pipes. At IKT-Institute for Underground Infrastructure, Germany, researchers, aborists and network operators will meet to discuss problems and solutions.

In 1998 IKT started working on projects dealing with root penetration into sewers. Actually IKT is working on four „root“-projects with various objectives, all to reduce the conflict between trees and underground infrastructure.

Furthermore COST C15 was working on strategies improving the relation between technical infrastructure and vegetation and preventing conflicts by an international, interdisciplinary approach.

The International Symposium „Trees and Underground Pipes“ will serve as a perfect venue to exchange the actual results of interdisciplinary research, to discuss technical and organisational solutions and to create cooperation for further research.

Accompanying Exhibition
The conference is accompanied by an technical exhibition. Suppliers of pipes, root-protection-systems, substrates etc. are invited to present and demonstrate their products.

Please visit http://www.ikt.de/taup2007 for online registration or download the flyer below for further details.
IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure
45886 Gelsenkirchen


Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Bennerscheidt


+49 (0) 209 17806-0


+49 (0) 209 17806-88




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