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Selection Committee

Conference proposals will be evaluated by the co-chairs of the organizing comittee Mrs. Sharon Clavet, Sustainable Development Division, Land Use Planning, Environment Department, City of Quebec and Mr. Richard Frenette, co-founder of the firm Brodeur Frenette as well as all members of INFRA's technical committees (see all details in the tab committees)

Selection Criteria

Submit a case study, an applied experimental project or an applied study project. 
The projects presented must be completed with known and validated conclusions.
Innovative character associated with urban infrastructure or advanced technologies.
Supported by concrete data and results, validated by independent firms, companies or organizations.
Demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach 


Be available to give the presentation on the day of the conference selected for the theme
No promotional presentations will be accepted, except for conferences in the exhibitor session
A project from a public organization must be presented with a representative from the organization
A university project of applied study must be presented jointly by the student and the professor
Accept the presentation broadcast
Submit the Powerpoint presentation before the conference for posting on the CERIU website

Presentation modalities

The presentation should last 20 minutes with a additional 5-minute question period
The speaker will have to submit his presentation (Powerpoint) to the organization at the latest on Friday November 1st, 2022 in 16:9 format
The speaker agrees to use the font ARIAL in minimum 18 pts.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission of Forms: June 3rd, 2022
Confirmation of Speakers for the 2022 Edition: August 1st 2022
Submission of the Speakers' Presentation: November 1st, 2022
INFRA 2022 Convention: November 21 and 22, 2022 


The selection committees wish to provide some guidance for the conference proposals, in addition to relevance to the theme.

Urban development :

  • Climate change
  • Urban density issues.
  • Equity in urban development and resilience of communities.
  • Urban integration of infrastructure and quality of life in neighbourhoods.
  • Governance – how to integrate the notion of adaptation into urban development processes
  • Multidisciplinarity of actions and urban infrastructure sectors (integrating surface and underground infrastructure).
  • Convergence of all stakeholder vision statements and objectives
  • New ways to manage urbanization.
  • Research and innovation in urban development as ways to adapt for the city of tomorrow.
  • Transitional planning.
  • Adding vegetation and green infrastructure to create the city of the future.
  • Social acceptability

Underground infrastructures : 

  • Stabilizing and protecting facilities
  • Best practices in underground infrastructure protection
  • Network inspections and status
  • Case analyses
  • Rehabilitation of chambers and manholes
  • Replacement techniques for lead service connections
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Resilience of underground infrastructure and climate impacts
  • Duality of efficient management of underground infrastructure projects in an evolving context
  • Project management in a context of staffing shortages
  • Respecting standards and regulations in an evolving context
  • Regulations related to environmental legislation

Urban technical networks:

  • Infrastructure overload in public spaces (including utility networks)
  • New technologies
  • Maintenance of infrastructure status
  • Best practices for wireless (5G)
  • Best practices for network deployment
  • Best practices during projects
  • Urban densification issues.
  • Climate change
  • Network mapping
  • Management guide for utility networks in public right-of-ways
  • Statement of principles for the joint management of public space

Trenchless techniques :

Preliminary design:

  • Innovative structural or non-structural technologies;
  • Technologies for the rehabilitation of existing infrastructures;
  • Geotechnical studies adapted to TST;
  • Dissemination of knowledge on the different existing methods in rehabilitation and new installations with TST;
  • Impacts (hazards to infrastructure) of different techniques;
  • Contractual requirements according to the impacts;
  • Standards and regulations (structural aspect, limitations, depth requirements);
  • Supervision of the work (monitoring, note-taking, what to look for);
  • Responses to problems encountered (emergency response plan, composition and viscosity of drilling muds).

Surface infrastructure:

  • Projects and initiatives related to climate change, resilience reinforcement and pollution reduction
  • Best practices in materials recycling
  • Innovative materials
  • Design, creation and maintenance of streets and bicycle paths
  • Initiatives for the Vision Zero approach
  • Innovations for inspection methods, including the use of drones
  • Issues and solutions with regard to geotechniques, ground marking and LED lighting
  • Innovative civil engineering projects
  • Contractual management of innovation
  • Performance contracts
  • Potential use of digital modelling for urban infrastructure

Asset Management: 

  • Integration challenges
  • Ecological transition      
  • Forecasting future needs, essential for asset management.
  • Optimizing decision-making in resource management
  • Involvement of citizens in the design of projects, Sesame system
  • Representation of a city’s service diversity in asset management.[A1] 
  • Can artificial intelligence be a predictive tool for asset management?
  • Knowing how to use available data in asset management
  • Overview of asset management
  • Stormwater control connected to asset management.
  • Green infrastructure for at-source retention, minor/major network

Water Management: 

Innovations in the field
Key challenges with climate change
New technologies


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Emerging approaches for flood resilience.
  • Practices and approaches for flood management
  • Flood prevention.
  • Resilient land planning and climate change impacts

Drinking water:

  • Land-use management
  • Regional-level water source protection through watersheds
  • Watershed management
  • Best practices in drinking water management
  • Optimum understanding of water sources

Stormwater and wastewater:

  • Best practices in the sustainable management of rainwater and green infrastructure
  • Overflow control and compensation measures
  • Optimization of existing infrastructure, including green infrastructure elements
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Integrating the smart city
  • Regulatory framework
  • New trends in water monitoring

Speaker prices

CERIU has been working for 28 years to present you with a quality conference and we are pleased to count you among our loyal presenters. We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and renew our desire to continue our collaboration.

For a long time, and as much as possible, we have maintained your free registration for the day of your presentation at INFRA. 
Today, we must announce that we are forced to charge the registration of the 2nd presenter of the same conference, if applicable. The current economic situation is difficult for an organization like ours. 

We value the relationship we have with our various INFRA stakeholders and we can assure you that we will continue to value the same importance in achieving our mission.

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