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WFEO Flash-Info #6,    September 2016
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In this Edition
  • WFEO Executive Council meetings and World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – WECDRR 2016
  • The 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management
  • The 4th World Landslide Forum
  • WFEO-CEIT is exploring new approaches for Earthquake Prediction
  • FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2016
  • ASCE 2016 Convention
  • WFEO International Member FEIAP progresses on UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Théophane Bélaud, new Executive Assistant
World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – WECDRR 2016
World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – WECDRR 2016
WECDRR 2016 will be held from 5 to 6 December In Lima, Peru, on the occasion of WFEO Executive Council meetings.
The purpose of WECDRR 2016 is to present and discuss recent experiences on disasters and to assess proposed solutions promoting the contribution of engineering to the disaster risk management.

The criterion applied for the selection of WECDRR topics was to select current issues of global concern, as well as of interest to the host country.

Reasons to participate:
  • The WECDRR shall be an opportunity to learn, exchange experiences and establish networks with top international DRR/DRM specialists.
  • Leading engineers on DRR from around the world will meet to discuss and advance knowledge on DRR, and present the results of their plans, research and work.
  • The Scientific program will include 20 technical sessions and 6 topics.
  • Lima, “the City of Kings” is one of the most attractive cities to visit, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Registration

We are only two months and a half away from WECDRR 2016.
Make sure to register asap through:

 
Link for General Registration
Link for WFEO Members only

For more information, click on the following link: www.wfeo.org/events/world-engineering-conference-disaster-risk-reduction-wecdrr-2016
The 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management
The 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management
The WFEO-STC on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM) will hold the 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management in Tainan City (Taiwan, China), 28 September 2016, organized by WFEO-CDRM, Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES), Tainan City Government and Taiwan National Cheng Kung University.

The symposium will provide the global community with an opportunity to discuss earthquake and water-related disasters based upon experiences worldwide.

WFEO webpage of the 10th Joint International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management: www.wfeo.org/events/10th-joint-international-symposium-disaster-risk-management

WFEO-CDRM website: www.wfeo.org/stc_disaster_risk_management
The 4th World Landslide Forum
The 4th World Landslide Forum
WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM) cooperates with the Internationa Consortium on Landslides (ICL)

The 4th World Landslide Forum
will be held in the Cankarjev Dom - Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana -  Slovenia, from 29 May to 2 June 2017 under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.

Scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers working in the area of landslide technology, disaster investigation and remediation are encouraged to share their work with the global community by submitting and presenting papers at WLF4.

Closing date for abstract submission is 30 December 2016
 

WFEO webpage of the World Landslide Forum 2017 Conference: www.wfeo.org/events/world-landslide-forum-2017
WFEO-CEIT is exploring new approaches for Earthquake Prediction
WFEO-CEIT is exploring new approaches for Earthquake Prediction with seismo-electromagnetic technologies
WFEO Standing Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies (WFEO-CEIT) is planning to launch an initiative for breaking through both scientific & engineering problem in earthquake prediction.

To explore new approaches for earthquake prediction, WFEO-CEIT, working with the committee on Earthquake Observation from space of Seismological Society of China, hosted a workshop of Big Data and Seismo-ionospheric precursors in July 15th, 2016.

A Presentation on this subject will be delivered by Gong Ke during WECDRR 2016 plenary session.

For more information, click on the following link: www.wfeo.org/wfeo-ceit-exploring-new-approaches-earthquake-prediction-seismo-electromagnetic-technologies

WFEO-CEIT website: www.wfeo.org/stc_engineering-for-innovative-technologies
FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2016
FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2016
FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2016 will be held from 25 to 27 September in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference is the major international event that is dedicated exclusively to the infrastructure sector.

Its participants are decision makers of the major consulting engineering firms, contractors, clients, governments and financial institutions working for the development of infrastructure. The FIDIC 2016 Conference program has been designed for CEOs by CEOs and leaders from the International Infrastructure Industry.

WFEO webpage on FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2016: www.wfeo.org/events/fidic-international-infrastructure-conference-2016

FIDIC Website: fidic.org
ASCE 2016 Convention
ASCE 2016 Convention
ASCE 2016 Convention will be held from 28 September to 1 October 2016.
 
Engineering > Innovating > Leading

The American Society of Civil Engineers‘s mission is to provide essential value to members, partners, and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.

WFEO webpage on ASCE 2016 Convention: wfeo.org/events/asce-2016-convention

ASCE Website: www.asce.org
WFEO International Member FEIAP progresses on UN Sustainable Development Goals
WFEO International Member FEIAP progresses UN Sustainable Development Goals for education, infrastructure and sustainable cities
WFEO International Member the Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) held its annual General Assembly in Perth, Australia, from 6 to 9 July 2016.

On this occasion, FEIAP standing technical committees on education, environment, disaster risk management and information technology also held their meetings. 15 nations were represented at the FEIAP General Assembly as well as the UNESCO Director of the Jakarta Office.

Highlights included the reporting of progress made in engineering supporting members to achieve engineering education standards. The environment committee discussed the development of an accreditation standard for green infrastructure. The disaster risk management is developing a guidance manual on managing specific natural disaster risks.

These initiatives are consistent with UN Sustainable Development Goals including quality education (Goal 4), infrastructure (Goal 9) and sustainable cities (Goals 11).

For more information, click on the following link: www.wfeo.org/wfeo-international-member-feiap-progresses-un-sustainable-development-goals-education-infrastructure-sustainable-cities
Théophane Bélaud, new Executive Assistant

Théophane Bélaud joined our staff on September 1st to serve as Executive Assistant to Executive Director Jacques de Méreuil.

Théo (b. 1984), holds degrees in Philosophy&History of science and Business Law. He has worked both as a free-lance culture, science and innovation journalist and in public sector as an assistant to academics, including Nobel Laureate in Physics Serge Haroche for the past four years.
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