The 68th ECCE General Meeting was held on 22nd –23rd October 2018, in London, U.K., hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This meeting has been held in parallel with the Global Engineering Congress (GEC) that was organized as part of the ICE 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government’s Year of Engineering. The GEC was organized in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) and the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council. The GEC and the 68th ECCE General Meeting have been also marked as the summarizing events of the ECCE initiative to designate the year 2018 as the European Year of Civil Engineers (EYCE).
Aris Chatzidakis is the New President of the European Council of Civil Engineers. He took over Presidency of ECCE on 23rd October 2018, during the 68th ECCE General Meeting, that was held in London, UK. Aris Chatzidakis will serve a three year term for the Period 2018 – 2021. Aris Chatzidakis had been appointed ECCE Vice President/ President Elect on 22nd October 2016, during the 64th ECCE General Meeting in Athens, Greece.
Aris Chatzidakis is a Civil Engineer. He graduated, in 1974, from the National Technical University of Athens. During 1975-1976, he attended the post-graduate course (D.E.A.) “Aménagement du Territoire”, at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’ Hydraulique, at the University of Grenoble. He speaks English, and can communicate in French and Italian.
WCCE’s 13th General Assembly of the World Council of Civil Engineers was held in Sucre, Bolvia from 19 to 21 september 2018, organized by the Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de Bolvia - CICB, in parallel with its International Congress in Civil Engineering. The Assembly was welcome by CICB's President Álvaro Chrruarin. Attendance at WCCE activities by WCCE delegates was enriched by the attendance of UPADI's President Mª Teresa Dalenz Zapata. In this Assembly, Portuguese engineer Carlos Mineiro Aires took over the presidency from Mexican Engineer Alfonso González, who becomes immediate Past President. Past President Tomás Sancho joins WCCE's Senior Advisory Board.
We are proud to introduce the fourth report of our Water monographies series, Water & Economy presented on the occasion of the WFEO's 50th Anniversary Meeting which took place in Paris during the last week of February. This initiative is published in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation and is published in English and Spanish.