GEC prgramme

The GEC will put real-world problems to delegates, challenging them to work together through diverse approaches to agree creative solutions. Explore the programme below, or download the PDF version


  • 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, Director General, ICE

    Opening remarks from the Chair 
    Professor Lord Robert Mair, President, ICE

    Keynote Address | UNESCO brings creative responses to the challenges of our times
    • UNESCO's role in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
    Miguel Clusener-Godt, Director Ecological and Earth Science Division, UNESCO

    Keynote Address | WFEO engineering leadership for sustainable development 
    Dr. Marlene Kanga, President 2017 - 2019, WFEO

     
  • 10:00
    Networking, refreshments and exhibition
     

Congress divides into streams

CLIMATE
INNOVATE
ENERGY
EDUCATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Future Climate - Engineering Solutions
    Moderated by: Prof. Jean Venables, Past President, ICE

     
  • 10:30
    Raising understanding of climate change
    Creating science and engineering based plans for 2050
    • Technology cooperation, potential to promote low carbon development in the future, and policy requirements.

     
  • 11:00
    Strengthening Mobility: Promoting Small and Medium Enterprise for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific Region
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Strategic approaches to improving diversity in the engineering profession
    Stream moderated by: Valerie Agberagba, Vice President, WFEO & Chair, CWIE




     
  • 10:30
    An understanding of 30 by 30 and how Engineers Canada and its stakeholders plan to achieve change
    Women currently comprise 17% of newly licensed engineers in Canada. 30 by 30 is Engineers Canada's national goal to have women comprise 30% of newly licensed engineers by 2030. The presentation will include:
    • History of 30 by 30
    • Current status
    • Achieving change
    • What’s next?

     
     
  • 10:50
    Creating momentum on diversity and inclusion: a New Zealand experience
    • Outlining what the issue was
    • How we approached the issue and what Engineering New Zealand put in place
    • Overview of the holistic programme and its impact (over 51 organisations have signed up) 
  • 11:20
    Global Progress on Women In STEM
     
  • 11:40
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    ​Energy Strategy and Policy: Promoting sustainability in engineering
    Stream moderated by: Majeed Al Gassab, President, Bahrain Society of Engineers

    You will learn about the contribution of sustainable energy production and use, state of the art developments and your role when it comes to climate change


     
  • 10:35
    European energy policy and its achievements
    • Overview of the status quo
    • Development of fossil and sustainable energy
    • Ranking of European countries
    • Europe’s sustainable energy role in the world and contribution to climate change
  • 11:00
    Transition and innovation of energy systems
    Energy systems are transforming to deal with climate change, reduce energy poverty and be more sustainable. They are transitioning through large-scale use of renewables, a more flexible balance between supply and demand, micro-grid technology, distributed energy, and integrated control systems.
    • Drivers of energy transition
    • Matching supply to  load: A new normal?
    • Managing grid impacts
    • Technology innovations
    • Review CM2 project: Campus Microgrid Multienery Platform
  • 11:25
    China: Vision, mission and progress of Energy Internet vision
    Energy Internet (EI), a combination of energy system and internet, is an emerging concept to shape next-generation energy systems in China. EI is a new  ecosystem with better interconnection, openness and flexibility. It aims to accommodate deep-penetration clean energies, improve  efficiency, and create a novel sharing economy to reduce the cost of energy consumption significantly.
    • The concept of the energy internet, including vision and mission
    • Recent development of technologies
    • Demonstrative projects of EI in China
  • 11:50
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    The paradigm shift needed in the new world of advanced technologies
    Moderator: Yashin Brijmohan
     
     
  • 10:30
    The necessity of a new paradigm in engineering education




     
  • 11:00
    Training and capacity building in the engineering consulting industry
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Promoting low carbon development in the future and policy requirement through technology co-operation

    Session moderated by: Marwan Abdelhamid, Past President, WFEO





     
  • 10:30
    Low carbon energy development in China
    Assessing progress and the challenges of the low carbon energy transition in China
  • 11:00
    AI and the knowledge society
     
  • 11:30
    Panel discussion
     
  • 12:00
    Lunch, refreshments and exhibition
     

Streams resume

CLIMATE
WATER
CITIES
INNOVATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Engineering decision making when faced with climatic uncertainty
    Stream moderated by: Crtomir Remec, President, European Council of Engineers Chambers
  • 14:05
    Integrating climate vulnerability assessment with asset management to build resilient public infrastructure

     
  • 14:20
    Sustainable infrastructure - successful modern day economic challenges in infrastructure development and delivery
     
  • 14:40
    Developing Infrastructure Resilience - a nexus of engineering and socio-economic disciplines
     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Hydrological programme and water strategy challenges
    Session moderated by: Carlos Mineiro Aires, President, Order of Engineers Portugal



     
  • 14:05
    Water management challenges in Pakistan
     
  • 14:20
    Global approaches to water for sustainable development
    Alfonso Gonzalez 

  • 14:40
    Water strategies in Portugal and Spain
     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Humanitarian engineering for sustainable development (Africa and South Pacific)
  • 10:35
    Engineering sustainability and the SDGs: the vital role of engineering and technology in sustainability.
     
  • 11:10
    Infrastructure capacity assessment tool
     
  • 11:40
    Winner of the Young Engineers’ competition
     
  • 14:00
    Intelligent Transportation
    Promoting the use of intelligent technology in transportation engineering

    Session moderated by: Julius Riungu

     
  • 14:30
    Autonomous driving and the future of transport
     
  • 14:20
    Integration of intelligent infrastructure and Carrier: A China outlook
     
  • 15:00
    The Italy situation in the context of Europe
    • Public Transport- Introduction of Electric and Hydrogen Buses
    • Private Transport- Re-charging stations
  • 14:00
    Governance, security and standards for Artificial Intelligence technologies

    Moderator: Prof. Juergen Kurstmann
  • 14:00
    How Baidu will connect and apply AI technology to city design, construction, implementation and operations
     
  • 14:45
    Panel Discussion
     
  • 15:30
    Networking, refreshments and exhibition
     
  • 16:00
    Governance for Sustainable Development
    Session Chair: Seng Chuan Tan
  • 16:20
    Keynote address: Corruption - a crisis for engineering
    Dr. Neill Stansbury, Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (UK), Governance for Sustainable Development
  • 16:40
    Panel discussion: Governance for implementing the SDGs
    What have we learnt today to progress the SDGs?


     
  • 17:00
    Close of day one
     

  • CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES TO ADDRESS THE UN SDGS

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Opening remarks from the Chair
    Maria Jesus-Laffargue, Past President, WFEO
     
    Keynote address | Enhancing capacity building in Africa through the Africa Catalyst
     
    Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
     
    Keynote address | Tackling the global imperative for sustainable development using AI


    Jian WANG, Vice President, Alibaba Group
     
     
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

ENERGY
GOVERNANCE
CLIMATE
EDUCATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Smart villages and cities
    Session moderated by: Reginald Vachon, Executive Vice President, WFEO




     
  • 10:35
    Empowering smart communities
     Electrification, education and sustainable entrepreneurship in promoting smart villages
  • 11:00
    Implementing a smart cities strategies in the Netherlands
    Evelyn Kokx, Vice Chair Stadwerk, the Netherlands

     
  • 11:30
    Infrastructure Report Cards
    As aids in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    The Cost of Corruption - Barriers to Sustainability
    Highlighting the cost to sustainable development of corruption, looking at ways to prevent it

    Session moderated by: Martin Manuhwa, Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee & Vice President, WFEO 


     
  • 10:30
    How can corruption be prevented?
     
  • 10:55
    Promoting ISO 37001 to combat corruption's identified impacts on sustainable development
     
  • 11:20
    Implementation of ISO37001 as a way to demonstrate commitment to beating corruption

     
  • 11:45
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Resilience against natural disasters
    Session moderated by: Barry Grear, Past President, WFEO 


     
  • 10:35
    Piura river's early warning system


     
  • 10:45
    Infrastructure Resiliency in Florida after the 2017 hurricanes



     
  • 11:00
    Challenges in achieving resilient transport infrastructure in Puerto Rico
    The impact of category 5 hurricane Maria

     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Engineering education for capacity building in Asia and Africa
    Session moderated by: J.P.  Mohsen, University of Louisville 

     
  • 10:30
    One Road Initiative
    Its game changing impact on engineering in Asia and Africa
     
  • 10:55
    Educate to climate change - a challenge to scientists and engineers
    • The youth must be prepared to understand through science, climate change reality and its implications (adaptation and attenuation)
    • Creativity in technology is needed to build a decarbonised society, with jobs opportunities and changes of mindset
  • 11:20
    Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through inclusive engineering education
     
  • 11:45
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Intelligent City and Smart Life
    Visualise the future of engineering to 2030, using innovative technologies

    Session moderated by: Prof. Gong Ke, WFEO President Elect and Member, UN Science Advisory Council 
     
  • 10:30
    Huawei's approach and the role of innovation
    • How this applies to engineering
    • The role of innovation - how technology can help achieve the SDGs
    • An overview of Huawei's opinion
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATION
CAPACITY
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Changing approaches to sanitation and hygiene
    Session moderated by: Tomas Sancho, Executive Council Member, WFEO

     
  • 14:05
    Newton Prize, progressing sustainable development in Asia and Africa
     
  • 14:35
    UNESCO International Hydrological Programme: bridging science and policy
     
  • 15:00
    Leading Gaba communities within the Federal Capital Territory to be open defecation free (ODF)
     
  • 14:00
    Energy Efficiency Strategies
    Steps towards a Sustainable Development

    Session moderated by: Jorge Spitalnik, former president, WFEO 

     
  • 14:05
    Steps towards a Sustainable Development
     
  • 14:35
    Improvement of rural energy efficiency for sustainable development
     
  • 15:05
    Energy efficiency management in Africa
     
  • 14:00
    IoT and the future of work
    Session moderated by: Ruomei Li, Secretary General, Chinese Society of Electrical Engineers, China
     
  • 14:00
    Industrial robots’ role in intelligent manufacturing
     
  • 14:20
    IBM practice: using AI to improve human life
     
  • 14:40
    How can AI help advance our society?
     
  • 15:00
    Digitally connected engineering professionals for sustainability and transparency - Case of Rwanda
     
  • 15:15
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Capacity building and ICT Education
    Moderator: Francois Lureau, President, IESF, France
  • 14:00
    Capacity Building in natural disaster relief management: Indian scenario
     
  • 14:25
    Capacity building in Asia and Africa
     
  • 14:50
    ICT Education for Girls, Cameroon
     
  • 15:15
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    How diverse leadership teams boost innovation
    Session moderated by: Dato Lee Yee Cheong, Hon Chairman, ISTIC
     
  • 14:00
    An International Perspective on Women in STEM Careers, Leadership and Collaboration
     
  • 14:30
    UNESCO Diversity Stategies
     
  • 15:00
    Retention strategies for mid-career women
     
  • 15:30
    Refreshments, networking and exhibition
     
  • 16:00
    Panel discussion | Collaboration as a driver for sustainability – together we can do more
    Session moderated by: Prof. Gong Ke, President Elect, WFEO & Member, UN Science Advisory Council
  • 16:30
    Collation of the day’s key statements
    Progressing the sustainability agenda; what have we learned so far and how can we move forward?

    Release of Statement -  WFEO leading engineering for SDGs

     
  • 17:00
    Close of day two
     

  • BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

     
  • 10:00
    Refreshments, networking and exhibition
     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
     
  • 09:00
    Opening Plenary
    Moderator: Lina Liakou, Regional Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities

    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, Director General, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment – The Netherlands
     
    Keynote address | Infrastructure for Sustainable and Resilient Development
     
    Launch of a joint UNOPS/ITRC high-level publication and how this partnership is necessary to support Evidence Based Infrastructure (EBI) development
    Introducing the EBI framework to embrace opportunities and reduce risks

    Nick O’Regan, Director of infrastructure and project management, United Nations Office for Project Services, UNOPS
     
    Keynote address | Implementing the National Infrastructure Systems Modelling in Curacao

    Zita Jesus-Leito, Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Curacao
     

Congress divides into streams

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:00
    Achieving economies of scale
    Provision of ecologically relevant services such as public waste management and water treatment
  • 10:05
    Collecting and treating waste water in low economy countries
    Sustainable Renewal of Kolkata's Victorian-age Sewers
  • 10:30
    The provision and treatment of water and wastewater in cities and rural Egypt
     
  • 11:00
    The role of the Thames Tideway Project in sustaining London as a leading global city
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:00
    Complex, resilient and intelligent systems
    Session moderator to be announced
  • 10:30
    DFID Energy Policy - whole systems approach and future directions
     
  • 10:50
    PV electricity: assured pathway to energy access goals for rural communities
     
  • 11:10
    Sustainable structutral design: energy efficiency vs structural efficiency
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:00
    Supporting evidence-based infrastructure development worldwide
    Session moderator to be announced
  • 10:05
    Overview of Evidence Based Infrastructure (EBI)
     
  • 10:30
    Introduction to tools
     
  • 11:00
    Highlighting technical developments
    •  Tools within EBI
    • Case-study applications: NISMOD-Int Curacao and CAT-I
  • 10:00
    An introduction to resilience in an urban context
    Session moderated by: John White, Associate Director for Global Delivery EME, 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation 
  • 10:05
    100 Resilient Cities: Our 5 Year journey
    • Discussing common city challenges and success stories
    • Bringing stories to life: Developing the business case for cities
  • 10:00
    Construction Targets
    Session moderator to be announced
  • 10:05
    Target alignment
    • Analysing the unique challenges in aligning construction targets
    • Presenting a series of possible sectoral decarbonisation trajectories
  • 11:00
    Workshop led discussion
    • The cross-industry dialogue required to establish a widely-accepted target trajectory
    • Planning for its delivery
  • 10:30
    Resilience
    UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

    A joint lecture from ICE, Stantec and Heriot Watt University

     
  • 12:00
    Lunch, networking and exhibition
     

Streams resume

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Leap Frogging
    The Case for non-sewage sanitation

     
  • 14:35
    Workshop led discussion
    • Education and social engagement to foster WASH
    • Technologies fit for local circumstances
  • 15:10
    Education and social engagement to foster WASH
    Technologies fit for local circumstances
  • 14:00
    Benchmark tools to track progress
  • 14:00
    Sustainable development scenarios and global tracking framework
     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Getting smart about future transport: embracing and responding to uncertainty
    There is deep uncertainty about how our transport needs will evolve. And with so many seductive prospects on offer, including connected, electric and autonomous mobility options, it is difficult for decision makers to know what will best serve their communities, with added pressures coming from an ever changing technological, sociological and economic environment. 
     
  • 14:00
    Knowledge and innovation gaps in cities
    A new research pipeline to mobilise resource and knowledge generation for cities: how gaps can be filled through collaborative action.

     
  • 14:00
    Financing decarbonisation





     
  • 14:00
    EU to become the world sustainable finance leader
     
  • 14:20
    Reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment to achieve inclusive growth
     
  • 14:40
    Heat networks decarbonisation and its complexity
     
  • 15:00
    Initiatives around the world on heat, energy, transport and supply chain decarbonisation
     
  • 15:20
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    'What is the city but the people?' the role of the engineer in creating inclusive cities
    Chair: Ellie Cosgrave

    How can more inclusive communities be created, looking at the social value of what we build, ensuring the infrastructure upon which our cities depend is welcoming to all. 

     
  • 17:00
    Close of day three
     
  • 16:40
    Keynote address | Release of Statement | Closing the European Year of Civil Engineering
     
  • 16:20
    Keynote address | The 25 year Environment Plan points to a more resilient country
    • Ensuring all policies, programmes and investment decision account for the possible extent of climate change this century
    • The growth of green finance and its role
  • 15:30
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
     
  • 16:00
    Keynote address | Building institutional capacity to address climate change
    • Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
    • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning 

  • ENGINEERING AND ITS SOCIETAL IMPACT

     
  • 08:00
    Registration and refreshments
     
  • 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, P.E. President, American Society of Civil Engineers
     
    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, President, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
     
    Panel discussion | Measuring impact against SDGs
  • 10:00
    Break
     

Congress divides into streams

WATER
ENERGY
INNOVATE
CITIES
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 10:30
    Billion Dollar Bottom Line:
    Overcoming financial, regulatory, and other challenges to deliver a reliable 320 MGD expansion 
    •  Progressive design-build: challenges/benefits of this delivery on a mega-project
    •  Hurricane Harvey, effects and how Houston is building resiliency to withstand future extreme weather 
    •  Overview of the collaborative tools and techniques used to drive the project forward
    • Knowledge of the cost modelling process and how to achieve certainty in the midst of market and delivery challenges
    •  -Policies to make sure the facility is a good neighbour to the residential community surrounding the site 
  • 10:30
    The Social and Environmental impacts of renewable energy expansion
    Moderator: Chris Young
  • 10:30
    A national park that founded an electricity company
     
  • 11:00
    Politics and social aspects of waste-to-energy energy
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    The Resilience Shift – a safer and better world through resilient infrastructure
    The Resilience Shift is equipping practitioners and decision makers with the tools, approaches, technology, and educational practices needed to put resilience into practice. What exists already? And what do we need to develop to realise the SDGs? 

    Join us for a high energy workshop exploring tools and approaches including a sneak peek at our new resilient water governance tool.

    Led by Savina Carluccio, Áine Ní Bhreasail and Louise Ellis, project managers for the Resilience Shift, 

    Led by Arup



     
  • 10:30
    Planning for inclusivity, housing and transport connectivity


     
  • 10:30
    Building the right project: a paradigm for sustainability
     
  • 10:50
    Local perspectives - community engagement in Rwanda
    Bridges to Prosperity has built 36 footbridges in Rwanda since the inception of their programme there, which means safe access for more than 225,000 people. Footbridges have led to an increase in both the local and national economy, prompting the Rwandan government to invest in footbridges countrywide. 
     
    Illustrated through the Tubungo bridge project, completed in 2016, and the Local Perspectives photovoice project, see photos and hear the stories as shared directly by residents themselves, and follow the progress in Community Engagement practices adopted by Bridges to Prosperity through lessons learned.
     
  • 11:10
    Underground spaces, policy building and planning for future resilient cities
     
  • 11:30
    Planning for urbanisation
     
  • 11:50
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Adaptation without mitigation is immoral

    Moderated by Keith Clarke










     
  • 11:00
    A global solution to the climate crisis - making urgent action a necessity across every level of society
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    Digitally Enabled Innovation
    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
    Measuring impact against the SDGs
    Developing a methodology that enables engineers to measure project impact against the SDGs

    To measure impact against SDGs, industry must share research findings, outlining the questions we need to answer and ideas for how we can create more sustainable development.This can help develop an approach which is good for business, while encouraging corporate responsibility. This is illustrated by a case study demonstrating how responsible business achieves ‘profit with purpose’ and measures the impact of water sanitation projects in India.
  • 14:45
    Avoiding failure: the use of qualitative comparative analysis to identify pathways to successful sanitation systems
     
  • 15:00
    Measuring SDG on projects - HS2 Curzon Streeet Stations Project
     
  • 14:00
    Social impact of new technological trends
  • 14:00
    Who moved my cloud? - technological impacts on the U.S. Electric Grid
     
  • 14:45
    Playing a key role in the transition to a sustainable smart and energy efficient society
     
  • 15:20
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Building the defining characteristics of effective Professional Engineering Institutions
    'Scaling it up' and innovation: WatSan and the engineering capacity to deliver it.

    Moderator: Paul Jowitt

     
  • Transformational change - from engineering, technical and professional perspectives
    Project delivery, technical innovation and Professional Engineering Institutions
  • 14:00
    Identifying and realising social value
    Cost benefit analysis, economic impact, job development, health and other improvements

    How do we measure and codify value? 
  • 14:00
    Inclusive growth
    A new model for economic growth - what needs to change to deliver inclusive growth?
     
  • 14:30
    A measurement framework for inclusive growth
    • SocialValueX™
    • Inclusive growth — a growing priority for the private sector
    • Inclusive growth — the challenge of our times
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    Demonstrating benefits to communities
    Moderator: Tim Chapman
  • 14:00
    Rhode Island wind farm
     
  • 14:30
    Generating Power Solutions for Greater Efficiency and Flexibility: The Combined-Cycle Advantage
     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    How to utilise social media and technology to develop a sustainable project
  • 14:00
    Turning hindsight into foresight: the sustainability and resilience of knowledge
    Introduction from Gordon Masterton, Chair, ICE Panel for Historical Engineering, Past President, ICE

    Canada's future is built on our civil engineering achievements

    Mike Bartlett, Chair, CSCE National History Committee

    Learning from the Past: Don’t Let History Repeat Itself 

    Ted Green,  Chair, ASCE History and Heritage Committee

    Making the best of Victorian stations in the 21st Century 

    Andy Savage, Executive Director, Railway Heritage Trust

    Panel Discussion
  • 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 refreshments
     
  • 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
    Makhtar Diop
     
    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


     
  • 10:30
    Economic aspects of the water sector - Water tariffs and Cost-Recovery Principle - Investment needs and requirements.
     
  • 11:30
    Harmonising water governance systems through collaboration and cooperation
     
  • 10:30
    What will a future energy market look like?
    Led by KTN and UKRIC
  • 10:30
    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 as part of the industrial strategy the Government will invest in the “prospering from the energy revolution” (PFER) Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to make the UK a global centre for integrated energy systems that deliver cleaner, cheaper energy for consumers and their communities
  • 10:30
    What are some engineering answers to water scarcity and its economic impact?
    Led by William Kelly

    Poor rural areas, where most of the people lacking access to clean water reside and depend on agriculture for their living, need solutions that are affordable. These areas must have the technical capacity to support water infrastructure. In urbanizing areas in the developing world where most people will live, with cities being built from the ground up, there are opportunities for innovative approaches to providing sustainable water infrastructure. 
     
  • 10:30
    The emerging role of the engineer - trusted partner and source of hope
    How the engineering profession is critical to community-led change
    • Examples of the changes happening in policy and practice across New Zealand
    • Developing an understanding of the shifts happening in delivering sustainable cities and communities
    • How the engineering profession can actively participate in delivering sustainable cities and communities 
  • 10:30
    Sustainability is bad for good development practice






     
  • 10:30
    Challenge Debate developed with UKBCSD
     
  • 10:45
    The proliferation of SDGs/MDGs confuses collective approaches
    • Policy and what we mean by policy
    • How policy is practiced; how policy is interpreted affects how it is delivered
  • 11:00
    Sustainable development is falling down the agenda
     
  • 11:15
    Long term vision is hampered by short targets
     
  • 11:30
    Question and answer session
     
  • 10:30
    ICE State of the Nation 2018 report
    Moderator to be announced
  • 10:30
    Funding, financing and leadership
    Through case studies and examples of international best practice, the State of the Nation report will analyse how funding and finance can flow to support the capital and revenue needs of the infrastructure sector.

     
  • 11:15
    How can government create an attractive and consistent proposal for investors to engage in public sector infrastructure projects?
     
  • 12:00
    Lunch break
     

Streams resume

INNOVATE
CLIMATE
INSPIRE
  • 14:00
    Around the world
    How we inspire people to become engineers, how future engineers are educated and how practicing engineers can apply their skills to make a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.

    The Engineers Without Borders movement started over thirty years ago with an aspiration to focus the attention engineers on doing good in the world. Today there are over 60 countries where the Engineers Without Borders movement exists and acts as a driver for encouraging engineers to get excited and enthused by making a difference with their innovative abilities and putting that into practice.
  • 14:00
    Sustainable financing
    With swelling populations,  how can investor capitalism motivate prosperous economic growth and a healthy, sustainable planet?
     
  • 14:00
    Hong Kong Metro – harnessing investment from property values
     
  • 14:20
    Understand how investors assess and compare ESG criterias to rate companies’ sustainability
     
  • 14:40
    Harnessing financial technology and new financing models - part of economic development strategy
     
  • 15:00
    Question and answer session
     
  • 14:00
    How to design modern, fit-for-purpose data systems
     
    How do we improve quality, reach and impact of public service delivery and strengthen environmental protection?
    • Evidence based governance approaches
    • Using data to inform planning, decision making and programme design 
    • Historical data and Forward-looking modelled data to understand where we are coming from 
       
  • 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 behavioral change as the long-term goal to sustain climate change improvements
     
  • 17:00
    End of Congress
     

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