WCCE Rio invites its members to participate in the next edition of the International Conference of Consulting Engineers FIDIC 2014 to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro from 28 September to 1 October 2014.
Those interested can download the following brochure with information necessary for records and the various activities that take place in the Brazilian city during those days.
During this conference will present the FIDIC 2014 awards.
On Tuesday, September 26 has been happily opened the supply to rural communities of La Reforma and La Sabana of Botados, and Monte Plata's neighbourhood. All belong to the province of Monte Plata, the second poorest in the Dominican Republic. With regard to water supply, the 2008 Human Development Report of UNDP, puts the province as having greater need for water in households nationally (71%).
The promoter has been the WCCE-World Council of Civil Engineers and the CEZOPAS Implementing Agent (Social Pastoral Zonal Center).
The UK's recent passage into statute of its Anti-Bribery Act 2011 will challenge most organisations to put in place what might be considered appropriate mechanisms to guard against the risk of a member of staff bribing a third party. This new law is designed to do much more than deal with large scale, multi-million dollar bribes - it is also designed to eliminate much lower level bribery and it affects corporate hospitality, gift-giving and 'facilitation payments.' While large enterprises may be able to afford extensive legal advice to put appropriate safeguards in place, this cost is likely to be beyond the reach of many smaller organisations, in the public, private and third sectors.
For these organisations, the guidance provided by a documented British Standard, and the opportunity to put in place a Anti-Bribery Management System that follows the established principles and structure of ISO9001 and many other related management systems, will significantly simplify the process of compliance.
This page will carry information about the development of relevant documentation toolkits, employee training and awareness and other products which will help organisations meet their compliance obligations.
Working with BSI British Standards, GIACC has co-ordinated four pilot studies to identify whether BS 10500 works in practice. The pilot studies were undertaken on a sample of different size companies from different sectors to ensure that BS 10500 was suitable and adaptable.
The pilots were undertaken on:
- Balfour Beatty – Construction and engineering – 55,000 employees in 100 countries
- Mabey Bridge – Steel bridge manufacturer – 550 employees – exporting to over 60 countries
- Collinson Hall – property sales and management agent – 25 employees – UK only
- Myers la Roche – optical consultant – 15 employees – 7 countries.
The World Water Council selected Daegu Gyeongbuk and the Republic of Korea to welcome the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, during its 43rd Board of Governors meeting organised on 14-15 November in Rome at the headquarters of the FAO. The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process for the candidates, closed by a final vote of the Governors.
Dr. Eun-kyung Park, Water Ambassador for the Republic of Korea, thanked the WWC Governors and expressed her wish to work in close collaboration with Scotland and the City of Glasgow, that competed with them to host the 7th World Water Forum. The vote is conditional upon the signature of an agreement between the World Water Council, Daegu Metropolitan City and the Korean Government, between now and 31 January 2012, so as to specify the terms of their agreement.
7th World Water final dates have been released. 7th World Water will be held from April 12 to 17 April 2015.
Further information: http://worldwaterforum7.org/en
WCCE’s 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Civil Engineers was held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 7 to 10 September 2016, organized by the Association of Civil Engineers of Costa Rica in parallel with its the International Congress of Civil Engineering. These activities were welcomed by the Hon. Minister of Public Works of Costa Rica, Carlos Villalta Villegas. Attendance at WCCE activities by our colleagues in Costa Rica and WCCE delegates was very high and enriched our activities with their experience.
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