We are proud to introduce the third report of our Water monographies series , Water & Sustainable Development presented on the occasion of the UN's Conference of the Parties which took place in Paris during the first weeks of December. This initiative is published in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation and is published in English and Spanish.
On 30 and 31 October the 62nd General Assembly of the European Council of Civil Engineers on the 30th anniversary of its foundation was held in Prague, hosted by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Professional and Technical Engineering. During this Assembly, WCCE President Alfonso Gonzalez attended the ECCE meeting invited by the President of the European Council, the Polish Wlodimiercz Szymczak.
Homage to Vassilis Economopoulos
During this meeting, ECCE paid tribute to the figure of our Greek colleague Vassilis Economopoulos, who passed away last October and held the office of President of the European Council of Civil Engineers from 2009 to 2011. Vassilis Economopoulos contributed to the WCCE initative by holding the office of treasurer since 2006 to 2008.
WCCE President and several other WCCE representatives are presently attending to the Panamerican Engineering Congress 2015 which is taking place in Cancun. Such congress tributes Panamerican Academy of Engineering 15th Anniversary.
The Panamerican Academy of Engineering was founded in Panama City in 2000 under the auspices of UPADI PanAmerican Union of Engineering Organizations.
Several WCCE representatives are members of the body of Academicians. WCCE Past President Emilio Colon currently holds its vice Presidency as well as our Coastal Engineering Standing Comittee Chairman, Mauricio Porraz, and our passed away founding President.
From WCCE we would like to congratulate API and all its academicians and wish them a frutiful future in disseminating the importance of engineering on the Americas.
Past October 4th, ECCE Past President Vassilis Economopoulos passed away in Athens, Greece. An enthusiastic and dedicated worker towards the highest professional standards of the engineering profession and its efficient commitment to society, he has seeded with his contribution his legacy, not only in Greece but throughout the world. He has been was a teacher, mentor, professor, colleague but mostly a friend, impacting and making a difference wherever initiative in which he became involved.
Current Chairman on ECCE's Standing Committee on Associate Membership, his commitment to ECCE has been total since its inception in 1985, bearing ECCE's presidency during the period 2008-2010. He has held all its different posts and has been member of ECCE's Executive Board uninterruptedly since 1995.