WFEO meetings and WECDRR 2016

WFEO meetings and WECDRR 2016
 

From December 3 to 9, WFEO members gathered in Lima, Peru, for our Executive Council and Committee meetings. Among subjects discussed : the financing of our organisation, with a possible new subscription fee system, and the handover of our Committee on Disaster Risk Management from Japan to Peru at the end of 2017.

Two workshops were organised: a first one organised by our Committee on Women in Engineering on Diversity and Inclusion, and another on the new ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System Standard, organised by our Committee on anti-corruption. Our national member Qatar proposed to hold the 2020 Executive Council meetings in their country, which was accepted by the Executive Council.

In parallel, on December 5 and 6, our Peruvian member the Peruvian Association of Professional Engineers (CIP) organised the 2016 World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WECDRR2016), which was a real success : some 1100 participants from Peru and other countries around the world attended the event. Leading researchers presented their contributions to the latest global developments which, implemented by engineers, will help to significantly reduce the damages caused by severe natural phenomena.

The conference was opened by the First Vice-President of Peru, Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo, also Minister of Transport and Communications, and who graduated from Universitad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI). Among the speakers in plenary session were Dr Vilas Mujumdar (USA) & Dr Gong Ke (China), members of the WFEO Executive Council.

At the end of the Conference, the Lima declaration on increasing resilience of infrastrcture vis-a-vis natural and man-made disasters was signed by Eng. Jorge Spitalnik, President of WFEO, and Dr Jorge Alva Hurtado, President of CIP.

 


Photo Montage from the WFEO Meetings and the WECDRR 2016

 


WFEO meetings and WECDRR 2016 Video Presentation




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