Summer is coming and the time for WCCE's General Assembly comes nearer. This time WCCE is travelling to Europe as WCCE's 14th General Assembly will be hosted by Portuguese ORDEM DOS ENGENHEIROS. The activities regarding 14th WCCE General Assembly will be held from 23rd to 26th September 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.
WFEO's Water Working Group - WGoW will encompass all WFEO's water engineering initiatives and its relations with UN's bodies and agencies, mainly with UN-Water and UNESCO, within the scope of the engineering's contribution to UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Water Working Group's undertaking will comprise the 2019-2021 three year period. During these period, three monographs will be scheduled regaring the following topics:
- Managing droughts and floods: Best practices and engineering contribution. Summer 2019, with delivery anticipated at WEC2019. Table of Contents
- Achieving SDG 6 (Water goals): Contribution from engineering. Summer 2020
- Adaptation to climate change: water and engineering contribution. Summer 2021
Every June 16 is celebrated as the Engineer's Day in Argentina. It is in commemoration of the beginning of engineering education in the country. In 1855 Carlos Enrique Pellegrini -president between 1890 and 1892- proposed to the rector of the University of Buenos Aires to create and engineering degree. Ten years later, and through a decree that was signed on June 16, began to teach this discipline, within the Department of Exact Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. The curriculum included 18 subjects that focused on the teaching of mathematics, technical drawing, mineralogy, geology and construction.
Who was the first person to graduate as engineer in Argentina?
Construction stakeholders believe that the Construction 2020 initiative should be reinforced in order to fully achieve its ambitions, aimed at supporting the construction sector’s adaptation to key emerging challenges and to promote the sustainable competitiveness of the sector. To this end, major European construction representatives have united, to stress their commitment to the extension of the existing programme in the form of the “Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today” initiative. This comprehensive framework should be fully embraced by all actors in the construction ecosystem, Member States and European institutions. Building on the results of the current Construction 2020 initiative, this new framework should be based on the following principles:
- A specific targeted approach to construction because the sector is at the crossroads of different value chains and its unique nature requires a unique approach
- An adaptable policy framework to address the evolving construction ecosystem and the transformation of the industry
- A holistic approach towards policy making in order to implement coherent and balanced policies and legislation
- A strong partnership between the European institutions, the Member States and construction social partners and stakeholders to steer the transformation of the sector with the most adequate policies and tools.