On November 24, 2019, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) hosted its World Engineers Convention in Melbourne, Australia. Held at the same time were the WFEO executive council meeting and general meeting of all members.
IWHR was invited to the Convention. Dr. PENG Jing, Vice President of IWHR, attended the WFEO executive council meeting, and officially took office of Chairwoman of WFEO Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies (CEIT), as well as Presidium Chairwoman of WFEO Technical Committee, for a term of four years.
Starting from 2015, IWHR has been participating in WFEO meetings and events, especially those organized by the Technical Committee of Disaster Risk Management and the Technical Committee of Women in Engineering. In 2017, Dr. PENG Jing was appointed as the Executive Chairwoman of CEIT as a representative from the field of hydraulic engineering.
Opening Ceremony of 2019 World Engineers Convention
The theme of 2019 World Engineers Convention was “Engineering a Sustainable World: The next 100 years”. About 3,300 representatives from over 70 countries attended the meeting and gave more than 580 reports, focusing on the UN 2030 Agenda and the key role of engineering in achieving sustainable development.
During the Convention, IWHR organized the Session of Innovative Technology together with CEIT, invited experts from around the world to discuss innovative application of big data, artificial intelligence and other novel technologies in engineering.
IWHR delegations also actively took part in other meetings and events organized by the technical committees including Disaster Risk Management, Engineering and the Environment and Young Engineers Future Leaders. At the Session of Water, IWHR experts gave reports to share China’s application of flood prevention infrastructure to better manage flood risk.
As the new Chairwoman, Dr. PENG Jing hosted the CEIT annual working meeting, and reported the work of CEIT to the WFEO general meeting.
Dr. PENG Jing hosted the CEIT working meeting
Founded in 1968, WFEO is the largest non-governmental engineering organization in the world initiated and supported by UNESCO. It is composed of engineering organizations from more than 100 countries as well as several continents, representing the field of science and technologies together with International Scientific Committee (ISC) in major UN agendas. An important international organization in engineering, WFEO plays significant role by liaising with its members, participating in development of international regulations and managing related international affairs.