Global Engineering Congress

Programme

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  • ROLE OF ENGINEERING IN PROGRESSING THE UN SDGs

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Welcome remarks and official start of the congress
    Nick Baveystock, ICE

    Opening remarks from the Chair 
    Professor Lord Robert Mair, ICE

    Keynote Address | UNESCO brings creative responses to the challenges of our times
    • UNESCO's role in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
    Speaker to be announced 

    Keynote Address | WFEO engineering leadership for sustainable development 
    Speaker to be announced

     
  • 10:00
    Networking, refreshments and exhibition
     

Congress divides into streams

CLIMATE
INNOVATE
ENERGY
CITIES
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Future Climate - Engineering Solutions
    Raising the understanding of climate change in engineers’ society, and creating Science and engineering based energy and climate plans for 2050

    Moderator to be announced

    Andy Webster and Alexandra Howe


     
  • 10:30
    Strategic approaches to improving diversity in the engineering profession
    Moderator: Dato Lee Yee Cheong




     
  • 10:35
    Developing a framework for managing diversity and inclusiveness
    Jeanette Southwood



     
  • 10:55
    Measuring performance on Diversity: a New Zealand experience
  • 11:15
    Global Progress on Women In STEM
  • 11:30
    Retention strategies for mid-career women
  • 11:50
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    ​Energy Strategy and Policy: Promoting sustainability in engineering
    Moderator: Majeed Al Gassab


     
  • 10:35
    European energy policy and its achievement
  • 11:00
    Transition and Innovation of energy systems
  • 11:25
    China: Vision, mission and progress of Energy Internet vision
  • 11:50
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Humanitarian engineering for sustainable development (Africa and South Pacific)
    Moderator: Zainab Al Gharashi 

    Demonstrating how the utilization of simple solutions to major global humanitarian issues could result in huge impacts

    Tony Marjoram & Pratartp Singh


     
  • 10:30
    Inspiring the next generation lecture
    Data Stories: Engaging citizens with data in a post-truth society
    Moderator: Marwan Abdelhamid

    Speakers to be announced




     
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

CLIMATE
WATER
EDUCATE
INNOVATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Engineering decision making when faced with climate change
    Moderator to be announced

  • 14:00
    Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability
    David Lapp

  • 14:20
    Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure Investment
    Darrel Danyluk

  • 14:40
    Developing Infrastructure Resilience - a nexus of engineering and socio-economic disciplines
    Vilas Mujumdar

  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Hydrological programme and water strategies challenges
    Moderator: Carlos Mineiro Aires



     
  • 14:00
    Water management challenges in Pakistan
    Dr. Izhar ul Haq
  • 14:20
    Global approaches to water for sustainable development
    Alfonso Gonzalez 

  • 14:40
    Water strategies in Portugal and Spain
    Tomas A. Sancho
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    The paradigm shift needed in the new world of advanced technologies
    Chair: Yashin Brijmohan 




     
  • 14:00
    The shift needed in the new world of advanced technologies
    Prof. Shahbaz Khan and Prof Xie Zhinping 
  • 14:30
    The necessity of a new paradigm in engineering education
    Michael Auer and Alain Bentejac



     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Intelligent Transportation
    Promoting the use of intelligent technology in transportation engineering

    Jianping Wu
  • 14:00
    Governance, security and standards for Artificial Intelligence technologies
    How Baidu will connect and apply AI technology into future city design, construction, implementation and operation

  • 15:30
    Break
     
  • 16:00
    Keynote address: Governance for Sustainable Development
    • Dr. Neill Stansbury
  • 17:00
    Close of day one
     
  • 16:15
    Panel discussion: Governance for implementing the SDGs
    What have we learnt today to progress the SDGs?

    Chair: Seng Chuan Tan

    Panellists:
    • Darrel Danyluk
    • Michael Auer
    • Carsten Ahrens
    • Alphonso Fernandez

  • CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES TO ADDRESS THE UN SDGS

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Opening remarks from the Chair
     
    Keynote address | Innovation and commercialisation of research 
     
    Dame Ann Dowling
     
    Keynote address | Tackling the global imperative for sustainable development utilizing AI

    Speaker to be announced
     
    Panel discussion | Innovation and creative solutions for sustainable development

    Speakers to be announced
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

ENERGY
GOVERNANCE
CLIMATE
EDUCATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Smart villages and cities
    Moderator: Reginald Vachon




     
  • 10:30
    Empowering smart communities - electrification, education and sustainable entrepreneurship in promoting smart villages
    Alexander A. Anderson

  • 11:00
    Implementing a smart cities strategies in The Netherlands
    Evelyn Kokx

  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    The Cost of Corruption - Barrier to Sustainability
    Highlighting cost to sustainable development due to corruption and ways to prevent it
    strategic approaches to improving diversity in the engineering profession


    Moderator: Martin Manuhwa 

    Kamel Ayadi and Peter Boswell


     
  • Promoting the implementation of ISO37001 to raise awareness of this as a challenge to sustainability
    Scott Steedman

  • 10:30
    Resilience against natural disasters
    Moderator: Barry Grear



     
  • 10:30
    Piura river's early warning system
    Dr. Jorge Alva Hurtado

  • 10:45
    Infrastructure Resiliency in Florida after 2017 hurricanes
    Raymond Issa



     
  • 11:00
    Challenges in Achieving a Resilience Transportation Infrastructure in Puerto Rico as a Result of the Impact of Category 5 Hurricane Maria
    Benjamin Colucci Rios

  • 11:15
    Infrastructure Report Cards as an Aid in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal
    Martin Van Veelen

  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Engineering education for capacity building in Asia and Africa
    Moderator: Dr. J.P.  Mohsen 

     
  • 10:30
    One Belt One Road Initiative and its impact on engineering in Asia and Africa
    Dato Lee Yee Cheong and Dr Yvette Pearson



     
  • 10:30
    Intelligent City and Smart Life
    Visualise the future of engineering to 2030, using innovative technologies

    Moderator: to be announced

    Dr. Walter Weigel

     
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
ROBOTICS
A.I.
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Changing approaches to sanitation and hygiene
    Hydrological programme – data for water​

    Moderator: Tomas Sancho
    Valerie Agberagba

  • 14:00
    Energy Efficiency Strategies
    Steps towards a Sustainable Development

    Daniel Favrat

    Improvement of rural energy efficiency for sustainable development

    Pradeep Chaturvedi

    Improving Energy Efficiency by Application of New Building Materials 

    Speaker to be announced

    Energy efficiency management in Africa 

    Mustafa B. Shehu
  • 14:00
    Robotics and the future of work
    The Milk Bot: One Large Scale Application of Agricultural Robots 

    Speaker to be announced

    Industrial Robots’ Role in Intelligent Manufacturing      

    Qu Daokui
           
    Industrial Robots Application Practice         

     Speaker to be announced

    Human's Role in the Future of Work with Robots     

     Speaker to be announced
     
  • 14:00
    Data & Cyber Security
    AI: reshaping life's future

    Viktor Mayer Schonberger

    AI and the knowledge society

    Speaker to be announced

    AI: Redesigning healthcare

    Speaker to be announced

    Data Stories: Engaging citizens with data in a post - truth society

    Speaker to be announced
  • 14:00
    Diversity, Leadership and Innovation
    Moderator: Valerie Agberagba

    How diverse leadership teams boost innovation

    Gail G. Mattson

    Retention strategies for mid-career women 

    Hema Vallabh


     
  • 15:30
    Break
     
  • 16:00
    Panel discussion | Collaboration as a driver for sustainability – together we can do more
     
  • 16:30
    What have we learned and what can we do?
    Release of Statement -  WFEO leading engineering for SDGs

    ​​Dr Marlene Kanga
  • 17:00
    Close of day two
     

  • BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refresments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Keynote address | Integrating climate resilience into infrastructure decisions
     
    Addressing Infrastructure interdependencies and our increased dependency on the provision of energy and ICT
    The role of the planning system for nationally significant infrastructure on the need to adapt new infrastructure to the impacts of climate change
     
    Michele Blom
     
    Keynote address | Striving to reduce the environmental impact of cities
     
    Strategy and actions taken to become CO2 neutral by 2025 
    Identifying concrete green challenges for CLEAN to solve

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Achieving economies of scale in public waste management and water treatment: A Developed world view
    Speakers to be announced

    Philadelphia's Blue and Green strategy

    Speakers to be announced

    Make Every Drop Count: how Australia transformed rainwater harvesting

    Speakers to be announced

    The role of the Thames Tideway project in making London sustainable

    Speakers to be announced
     
  • 10:30
    Complex, resilient and intelligent systems
    Developing thinking through research on how resilience can be used as a way to articulate sutainability, and how risk approaches can infrom the process of design.

    Speakers to be announced

    Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

    The status of research in energy efficiency, demand management and novel financial approaches for energy retrofitting.

    Speakers to be announced
  • 10:30
    Improving asset performance to reduce consumption and improve efficiency
    Lessons learnt from Hurricane Sandy in New York - not just reinforcing systems but planning for the human dimension

    Speaker to be announced


    HS2 as a Driver of the Norther Powerhouse

    Case study on POE in informing design and improving the operation of assets

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    Incentivising global actors to finance resilience projects to enhance quality of life in cities and communities
    Mexico City’s Resilience Strategy:

    Develop flood-prevention capacity using blue-green infrastructure, promote education and  awareness about water conservation and find effective ways to build public spaces with social cohesion at their heart.

    100 Resilient Cities

     
  • 10:30
    Construction Targets
    Analysing the challenges in aligning construction targets, and presenting sectoral decarbonisation trajectories

    Speaker to be announced

    Workshop led discussion: a cross-industry dialogue is required to establish a widely-accepted target trajectory and a plan for delivery 

    Speakers to be announced
  • 10:30
    Resilience
    A joint lecture series between ICE, Stantec and Heriot Watt University.

    Speaker to be announced
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Collecting and treating waste water in low economy countries
    A BRIC Nation case Study:
     
    Kolkata Victorian Sewer project, Trenchless Opportunities

    Speaker to be confirmed
     
    Followed by Workshop led discussion:

    Implementing a sanitation service model in Kenya;
  • 14:00
    Benchmark tools to track progress
    • An annual report by country, on access to electricity and clean cooking
    • Sustainable development scenario
    • Global tracking framework 
    David Turk and Christoph Frei

    The Economics of achieving environmental benefits in energy

    Speaker to be announced

    By 2025, Uganda aims to be producing 18 PWh from solar, to power several million homes

    Speaker to be announced

     
  • 14:00
    Benefits of public transport in the developing world
    Well organised public transport can have far-reaching impacts by stimulating economic growth and social inclusion through improved accessibility and mobility for all

    Speaker to be announced

     
  • 14:00
    Global Covenant of Mayors
    It is in cities where most technological innovations will be deployed to increase climate resilience and improve the well-being of citizens. It’s vital that local and national decisionmakers, researchers and the private sector have opportunities to engage with each other to further refine and advance their joint goals.

    The session will bring together representatives of cities, city networks and the engineering community to discuss knowledge and innovation gaps in cities and how they can be filled.
  • 14:00
    Financing decarbonisation
    How will the EU become the world sustainable finance leader?

    Reorientating capital flows towards sustainable investment,  achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.

    Speaker to be announced

    A UK heat network funding schemes of £320m

    Speaker to be announced
  • 14:00
    Inclusive Cities
    “Are engineers fully aware of the impact of their work on other people’s day-to-day life?”

    Speaker to be announced
  • 15:30
    Break
     
  • 16:00
    Building institutional capacity to addresss climate change
    Keynote address
    • Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
    • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning 
    • Key institutional and policy framework changes needed to achieve targets set
  • 16:40
    Keynote address | Release of Statement | Closing the European Year of Civil Engineering
     
  • 17:00
    Close of day three
     

  • Engineering and its societal impact

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refresments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Opening remarks from the Chair
     
    Keynote address | ASCE’s roadmap to sustainability 
     
    Guiding design and construction decisions that go beyond sustainability in terms of resources and our environment
    Assisting engineers in developing solutions that are also economically feasible and socially equitable in their application
     
    Robin Kemper
     
    Keynote address | Providing leadership to embed sustainable engineering practice
     
    CSCE’s tools and approaches to sustainable development
    Improving and cleaning processes across the whole project life cycle using digital tools
     
    Glenn Hewus
     
    Panel discussion | Sustainability is: Interconnectivity 
     
    Will digital technologies act as the driver for a sustainable future?
    Panellists: Robin Kemper and Glenn Hewus
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Social equity in tariffs structures and flood risk management
    How to make community the solution rather than the problem

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    The Social and Environmental impacts of renewable energy expansion
    Positioning the electricity sector in a carbon constrained world

    Speaker to be announced

    Political and social impacts of low carbon energy

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    Innovation and its impact in planning, design, construction and operation
    Creating the business case for upgrading a rail network in need

    Cris Liban

    How technology is being used to make Orlando “smart”

    Speaker to be announced

    Helping create opportunity for the innovation economy

    Speaker to be announced

    Hong Kong Metro - harnessing investment from property values

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    Measuring social value
    How do we measure and codify value? Cost benefit analysis, Economic impact, Job development, Health and other improvements

    Led by Jacobs Strategic Consulting
  • 10:30
    Adaptation without mitigation is immoral
    Speaker to be announced

    A Global Solution fo the climate crisis by making action a neccessity across every level of society

    Speaker to be announced










     
  • 10:30
    Digitally Enabled Innovation
    What’s fuelling the drive towards a digital age?

    Speaker to be announced

    Focusing on leading-edge technology to provide new value through innovation and manufacturing

    Speaker to be announced
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    The value of natural capital in water services
    Speaker to be announced

    How do we value water?

    Speaker to be announced

    Natural Capital Accounting for business: guide to selecting an approach

    Speaker to be annnounced
  • 14:00
    Social impact of new technological trends
    Chuck Hookham

    A new technological paradigm: Watlys: a system that combines electricity and water with information technology 

    Speaker to be announced

    Accelerating smart grid deployment: modernizing system planning to include planned distributed storage and other options for a smart grid.

    Speaker to be announced
  • 14:00
    Innovation capacity building
    Botswana Innovation Hub, a state owned company to promote and facilitate research, development, education and innovation activities and support start-ups and encourage established companies to grow

    Speaker to be confirmed

    Capacity building to enable sub-Sahara Africa to prepare CDM-eligible projects and to negotiate carbon emissions credits

    Speaker to be confirmed
  • 14:00
    Planning for inclusivity, housing and transport connectivity
    Infrastructure dictates how sustainable a city can function. An environmental and social impact vision

    Speaker to be announced
  • 14:00
    Demonstrating benefits to communities
    Wind Catcher Energy Connection: renewable Energy Giga-Project

    Speaker to be announced

    Rhode Island wind farm

    Diane Baxter

    Combined heat and power

    Dr. Reginald Vachon

    Offshore wind programme

    Speaker to be announced
  • 14:00
    Turning hindsight into foresight, the sustainability and resilience of knowledge
    • How ICE currently disseminates lessons learned from engineering practice – with case studies of impact
    • How ASCE, CSCE and others do the same – with case studies of impact
    • Enhancing the learning legacy through digital technology

     
  • 14:30
    Vernon Harcourt Lecture
    If plastic leakage is not quenched, by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by weight

    Speaker to be announced
     
  • 15:30
    Break
     
  • 16:00
    C-Level panel Discussion | Maximising the application of sustainability solutions in an interconnected world
     
  • 17:00
    Close of day four
     

  • DRIVING CHANGE - INVESTMENT, EDUCATION AND GOVERNANCE

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refresments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Opening remarks from the Chair
     
    Keynote address | Financing sustainable infrastructure
    • De-risking infrastructure projects in developing nations
    • Mobilising both public and private sector capital
    • Effectively managing the risks and costs of infrastructure
    Hartwig Schaefer
     
    Keynote address | Developing reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure
    • Implementing a renewed approach to infrastructure; from strategy to practice
    • Think globally, act locally; focusing on regional and trans-border infrastructure
    Guna Gunalan
     
    Panel discussion | Making sustainability an investor’s business 
     
    How sustainability in finance leads to sustainability in infrastructure?
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Balancing availability and affordability of water – case studies in the EU and USA
    Economic aspects of the water sector - Water tariffs and Cost-Recovery Principle - Investment needs and requirements

     Olivier Loebel

    Danielle Gaillard Picher

    Harmonising water governance systems through collaboration and cooperation

    Hakan Tropp,

    How does legislation affect an expansion project: Houston Northeast Water Purification Plant 

    Speakers to be announced
  • 10:30
    Increasing the economic viability of renewable energy sources
    Mini grids –REEEP identify and develop new mechanisms for growing the market for low carbon energy services 

    Speaker to be announced

    Off Grid , a  World Bank initiative;  electrification, decentralization, digitalization

    Speaker to be announced

    Connecting storage to wholesale markets through focused and transparent price signals that reflect the true costs and benefits of the resource

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    What are some engineering answers to water scarcity and its economic impact?
    Led by William Kelly
  • 10:30
    Sustainable Financing - With population in urban areas set to swell, how can business contribute to developing more sustainable cities, taking risks to make a difference?
    Moderator to be confirmed

    What will it take for the Aid to Stop? Moving from aid to investment 

    Speaker to be announced

    Are our financing instruments fit for purpose to take full advantage of the data revolution?

    Speaker to be announced
  • 10:30
    Challenge Debate developed with UKBCSD
    Sustainability is bad for good develpment practice

    The proliferation of SDGs/MDGs confuses collective approaches to vision and practice, affecting policy and its interpretation.

    Sustainable Development is falling down the development agenda aslong term Vision is tempered by short term targets. This leads to a failure to galvanise a built development industry where inventiveness dominates over innovation.




     
  • 10:30
    ICE State of the Nation 2018 report
    Through case studies and examples of international best practice, the SoN report will analyse how funding and finance can flow to support the capital and revenue needs of the infrastructure sector.
    How can government create an attractive and consistent proposal for investors to engage in public sector infrastructure projects? 
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Billion Dollar Bottom Line
    Overcoming financial, regulatory, and other challenges to deliver a reliable 320 MGD expansion 

    •       A progressive design-build: challenges/benefits of using this delivery on a mega-project

    •       Hurricane Harvey, its effects on the project, and how Houston is building resiliency to withstand future extreme weather events

    •       An overview of the collaborative tools and techniques used to drive the project forward

    •       Knowledge of the cost modeling process and how to achieve cost certainty in the midst of market and delivery challenges

    •       Policies being implemented to make sure the facility is a good neighbor to the residential community surrounding the site 

    Carol Haddock & Yvonne Forrest, Director, Houston Public Works, USA
  • 14:00
    What will a future energy market look like?
    Energy systems: A view from 2035
    Setting out the energy solutions required to bring the UK on track to meet its 2050 climate change targets


    Speaker to be announced

    The economics and politics of Energy

    Speaker to be announced

    Playing a key role in the transition to a sustainable, smart and energy efficient society

    Kristian Ruby
  • 14:00
    Engineers Without Borders
    Engineers Without Borders UK runs a number of ongoing initiatives both in the UK and around the world. 

    Leading an agenda to change how we inspire people to become engineers, how our future engineers are educated and how practicing engineers can apply their skills to make a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.
  • 14:00
    The future of sustainable cities: governance, policy and knowledge
    As the core systems cities are based on become instrumented and interconnected, they able to reach higher levels of intelligence, empowering them technologically. 

    Speakers to be announced
  • 14:00
    Sustainable investing - Investors are increasingly recognizing the importance of corporate sustainability and are exploring ways to integrate environmental, social and governance ESG factors into their investment strategies
    What constitutes a good Environmental, Social and Governance investment criteria?

    Speakers to be announced
  • 14:00
    How to design modern, fit-for-purpose data systems
    improve the quality, reach and impact of public service delivery and strengthen environmental protection
    Evidence-based governance approach

    Speaker to be announced
     
    How ADAPT can help countries?
    Utilise data to inform planning, decision making and programme design 
    Data required on economic opportunities 
    Historical data and Forward-looking modelled data to understand where we are coming from 

    Speaker to be announced
  • 15:30
    Break
     
  • 16:00
    Panel discussion | Providing an engineering roadmap to make sustainability a reality
    Lessons learnt and tools to utilise in the short term, technology to implement in the medium term and population behavioural change as the long-term goal to sustain climate change improvements
     
  • 16:40
    Closing remarks: Ontario’s Climate Act: From Plan to Progress, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Dianne Saxe
    Speaker to be announced
  • 17:00
    End of Congress
     

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