Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations organized World Engineers Convention (WEC) 2019 in Melbourne ,from 20 to 22 November 2019.
Known as the “Olympics of Engineering”, this international convention is held every four years and attracted 1300+ global participants from over 70 countries.

The overarching theme for WEC 2019 was “Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years”.
Sustainability is used in the broadest sense – encompassing the management of precious natural resources such as water, renewable energy technologies, frugal innovation, management of natural resources etc., and incorporates values of ethics and social responsibility.

Key themes

The convention program offered three full days of content featuring six themes, with each aligning to many of the 17 United Nations Development Goals.

You can find below the abstracts, papers and presentations given by WFEO delegates at the WEC 2019.

Title Author(s) Session Name Abstract Full Paper Presentation
Options for the energy storage of renewable energy Prof Daniel Favrat Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract Download Presentation
Putting human face to world engineering Mr Yee Cheong Lee General SDG Download Abstract Download Presentation
Energy storage in power utilities as an emerging opportunity-is Africa ready? Mr Ariel Mutegi Mbae Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract Download Presentation
Flood and drought management: challenges for civil engineering Mr Tomás Sancho, Prof Teodoro Estrela Monreal Water Download Abstract Download Presentation
Climate change and critical infrastructure resilience for community functionality Dr Vilas Mujumdar Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Presentation
The impact of the 4th industrial revolution on engineering education – the need of a brave paradigm change Prof Prof. Michael E. Auer Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
Green infrastructure Mrs Ania Lopez Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Presentation
The aspect of women engineers in Myanmar Dr Khin Sandar Tun Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Analysis of water distribution system in urban China through system dynamics approach Dr Longxi Luo, Prof Jianping Wu Water Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
Design and implementation of engineering education knowledge service platform Ms Huijun Tian, Mr Jian Guan, Miss ZHENGWEN LI, Mr XIAODONG ZHU Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
Tsunami early warning system – India’s success story Mr Ashok Basa Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Presentation
Experimental validation and dynamic simulation of rotor faults in induction motors Prof Ariunbolor Purvee, Prof Robert Morelos Zaragoza, Ms Munkhjargal Tserendorj, Mr Enkhbat Tsend-Ayush Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract Download Presentation
Curbing accelerated deterioration of structures built in corrosive environments Mr Hillary Reagan Ojwang Mini Oral Session Multi Theme Download Abstract Download Presentation
Sustainable development: convergence and innovation in engineering education and practice Dr Yvette Pearson, Mr Quincy Alexander, Dr Canek Phillips, Dr Lisa Black Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
Acceleration of electrification program in Kenya Mr Nicholas Kibet Bundotich, Mr Julius Ndirangu Mini Oral Session Multi Theme Download Abstract Download Presentation
Transformation from electric grid to utility – telecom grid for affordable internet access and economic growth in developing countries Mr Eric Wanjala Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract
The atypical engineer Miss Shilpi Jain Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Global Engineering Congress legacy Mr Davide Stronati General SDG Download Abstract Download Presentation
An examination of bias in the engineering workplace in India Ms Stacey DelVecchio Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Infrastructure for sustainable cities Dr Reginald Vachon Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
Transforming the world and wasted organic materials Mr Samuel Grossman Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract Download Presentation
Energy revolution – new opportunity for women’s leadership Ms Ruomei Li Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Traditions of development and modern problems of technical sciences Prof Dmitry Ivanov General SDG Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
From participation to ownership – status of entrepreneurship for women engineers in Africa Ms Hema Vallabh Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Engineering for humanity, sustainability and the SDGs Prof Tony Marjoram General SDG Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
Industrial 3D printing – debunking the myths Ms Stacey DelVecchio Innovative technology Download Abstract Download Presentation
Achieving global engineering education standards Dr J.P. Mohsen Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
European strategy for gender equity in engineering and culture changes in Poland Prof Lidia Żakowska, Dr Sabina Pulawska-Obiedowska, Dr Zofia Bryniarska Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Quantitative scenario toward zero carbon power generation system Prof Koichi Yamada Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Anti-bribery standards, systems and strategies for optimising engineering projects delivery Mr Martin Manuhwa Ethics Download Abstract Download Presentation
Sustainability assessment and rating systems for infrastructure: what next in scope, coverage, methodology and benefits? Mr Roger Venables General SDG Download Abstract Download Presentation
Assisting the engineering profession in delivering SDGs – the work of WFEO and the developing legacy of the Global Engineering Congress Prof Jean Venables General SDG Download Abstract Download Presentation
African energy market: a golden investment opportunity Mr Mustafa Shehu Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Women in the energy sector: planning for the future Mrs Valerie Agberagba Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Guiding AI to benefit humanity and the environment Prof Gong Ke Innovative technology Download Abstract Download Presentation
Engineering regulatory policies for engineering professions in Africa Mr Yashin Brijmohan, Prof Elma van der Lingen Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
Addressing SDG 4, quality education, by expanding global quality assurance partnerships Dr Michael Milligan Education Download Abstract Download Presentation
Japan’s science and technology community’s activities towards the promotion of SDGs Prof Kenichi Tsukahara Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract
Smart solutions for enhanced quality of life Mr Satyanarayansingh Rathore, Mr Srinivas R Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Presentation
Closure process design for conversion of green electricity to product of nitric acid Prof Jiahua Zhu, Prof Sulan Xia, Mr Jing Ge Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Data, AI and decision-making Prof Jie Lu Innovative technology Download Abstract Download Presentation
Managing flood risk: practices in China Dr Jing Peng, Dr Cheng Zhang, Dr Qian Yu Water Download Abstract Download Presentation
Principles and design guidance for responsible AI Mr Eric Chang Innovative technology Download Abstract Download Presentation
Water and rivers of the future Prof Joaquim Manuel Veloso Pocas Martins Water Download Abstract Download Presentation
Flood forecast technological platforms: an adaptive response to extreme events Prof José Vieira Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
Research and practice of resilient smart grid based on Hainan Island in China Prof Haoyong Chen Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract Download Presentation
Empowerment teaching: A 7-phase model to secure an effective international knowledge transfer in applied sciences Prof Jürgen Kretschmann Education Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
The development of innovative technology at ZJU for the treatment of heterogenous solid waste Prof Qunxing Huang Energy and sustainable practices Download Abstract
The global infrastructure report: an aid for decision-making in achieving the sustainable development goals. Dr Martin van Veelen Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Presentation
Future world vision: infrastructure reimagined. Dr Brett Phillips Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Presentation
Indoor environment and energy consumption in dwellings before and after refurbishment in Slovakia Prof Dušan Petráš Energy and sustainable practices 2 Download Abstract Download Full Paper Download Presentation
The effects of the 26/05/19 Lagunas earthquake on the Peruvian jungle Dr José Macharé, Mr Carmen Ortiz Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Presentation
Climate resilient infrastructure in a city environment” Mr Davide Stronati Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Presentation
Boxing Day earthquake of 2004 – impact on Sri Lanka Prof Sarath Abayakoon Natural disaster risk management Download Abstract Download Presentation
Women in engineering in Mongolia Prof Ariunbolor Purvee Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Transforming the project lifecycle through geospatial technologies Mr Tim Lemmon Advanced geospatial technologies for a sustainable world | World Geospatial Industry Council Download Abstract Download Presentation
Opportunities and challenges in utilising spatial infrastructure and analytics Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed Ghouse Advanced geospatial technologies for a sustainable world | World Geospatial Industry Council Download Abstract Download Presentation
Sustainable management of community infrastructure in smart cities Mr Chris Champion Sustainable cities Download Abstract Download Presentation
Diversity and inclusion at Chevron Ms Nancy Grossman Women in engineering Download Abstract Download Presentation
Mitigating the impacts of droughts: unconventional resources (desalination) Mr Ignacio González-Castelao Martínez-Peñuela, Mr Teodoro Estrela, Mr Tomas Sancho Water Download Abstract Download Presentation
Internet of Things in medicine and healthcare: challenges and applications Mr Ratko Magjarević Biomedical technologies for sustainable development Download Abstract Download Presentation
SDG3: health technology in the prevention and management of diabetes Prof James Goh Biomedical technologies for sustainable development Download Abstract Download Presentation
Ushering gender diversity and balance in industrial revolution 4.0 Dr Smita Francis General SDG Download Abstract Download Presentation
Polymer coatings on titanium alloys for application in surgery Prof Agnieszka Kupiec-Sobczak, Ms Anna Drabczyk, Ms Sonia Kudlacik-Kramarczyk, Ms Wioleta Florkiewicz, Ms Dagmara Slota, Ms Karolina Rudnicka, Prof Bożena Tyliszczak Download Abstract
Challenges and opportunities in the latin America region in the management of medical equipment. Mr Elliot Vernet Biomedical technologies for sustainable development Download Abstract
Biomedical coatings based on chitosan Prof Bożena Tyliszczak, Ms Sonia Kudlacik-Kramarczyk, Ms Anna Drabczyk, Ms Karolina Rudnicka, Ms Wioleta Florkiewicz, Ms Magdalena Glab, Prof Agnieszka Kupiec-Sobczak Download Abstract
How reality modelling and digital twins advance urban development Mr Robert Marigliani Advanced geospatial technologies for a sustainable world | World Geospatial Industry Council Download Abstract Download Presentation

 
For more information:

  WEC 2019 website

WEC 2019 presentation

Photos of the WFEO Meetings during WEC2019