Summer is coming and the time for WCCE's General Assembly comes nearer. This time WCCE is travelling to America as 13th WCCE's General Assembly will be hosted by the SOCIEDAD DE INGENIEROS DE BOLIVIA, member of the organization. The activities regarding 13th WCCE General Assembly will be held from 19th to 22nd September 2018 in Sucre.
This meeting will be an opportunity to review WCCE's contributions to UNESCO'S II Engineering Report as well as our several partnerships with UN agencies such as UN-Water, UNESCO, UNDSR, etc. Such WCCE contributions will require dissemination and contributions by our member organizations in order to replicate succesfull schemes in the commitment of our profession as a whole on the accomplishment of UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Further information will be delivered shortly on our website.
9th Meeting of the Council of Professional Associations of Civil Engineering of Portuguese and Spanish Speaking Countries, Cancún, Mexico
The 9th Meeting of Professional Associations of Civil Engineering of Portuguese and Spanish Speaking Countries will take place on April 26-27, 2018 at Occidental Xcaret Hotel in Cancún, Mexico. This annual meeting is organized by the Federación de Colegios de Ingeniería Civil de la República Mexicana on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
WCCE members are encouraged to attend this meeting in order to address several topics to be discussed in this meeting to encourage a common view to be endorsed on a global level by WCCE in its next General Assembly. Hereby we enclose CICPC's Conference Schedule and attendance logistics to the meeting. [+]
"This was my presentation, like a story. I am going to tell you a story that is a real fact and that has as its protagonist a lady who uses engineering to achieve a dream ".
The dream referred to by Alfonso González, the president of the World Council of Engineers, takes place in Mexico and is part of a project that shows that engineering helps improve the quality of life of indigenous women.
Alfonso González presented this project during an event dedicated to the empowerment of rural women in the field of engineering within the framework of the Commission on the Status of Women.
https://news.un.org/es/audio/2018/04/1430081 - Audiocast in Spanish
The story of Sophia can be fully read here [+]
On Wednesday, February 28th, the awarding ceremony of the first edition of Manuel Lorenzo Pardo’s Awards on Water Management best practices was held. On a biennial basis, the Association of Civil Engineers awards people, organizations and institutions regarding water which stand out for their best practice in the integrated water resource management model.
The entities awarded this year were the Ebro river Basin Authority and Valencia’s Water Court. In the awardee proclamation speech, Association of Civil Engineers’ Vicepresident Tomás A. Sancho, highlighted the avant garde nature of both organizations in their different areas: Valencia’ Water Court as a millenial institution regarding the ruling of water rights and Ebro river Basin Authority, as the first basin organization, created by Mr. Manuel Lorenzo Pardo in 1926.
The Declaration of Madrid which was signed on early March on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of WFEO hosted by Instituto de Ingeniería de España organized jointly with Spanish Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos and its twin association, Asociación de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.
Such statement declares the true commitment of the civil engineering community with the accomplishment of UN's Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the role of civil engineering in this deed.
The President of the World Council of Civil Engineers, D. Alfonso Alberto González Fernández, and the President of the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos D. Juan A. Santamera Sánchez are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the publication "Water and economy" from WCCE’s Water Monographies Series to be held at Colegio’s premises - Calle Almagro 42, 28010 Madrid on February 28 at 18:00h.
This monograph is the fourth in the Water Monographies Series. This joint series of publications between UNWater and WCCE have provided insight on the topics defined within each years' theme for UN's International Water Day. Within the publication, UN agencies' officials and other stakeholders have discussed these topics from different perspectives candidly and some times in opposition.
The presentation will be streamed live from WCCE' sYoutube Channel. [+]
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