In the next two decades, almost two billion additional people are expected to populate the Earth, 95% in developing or underdeveloped countries. This growth will create unprecedented demands for energy, food, water, transportation, waste disposal, and infrastructure. The role of engineers will be critical in fulfilling these demands but today’s engineers lack the skills and tools to address the problems that people in low income areas face.
Login to the 2013 Knovel Virtual Conference to watch Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities on demand. In this session, Bernard Amadei, PhD, NAE, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder and Founding President of Engineers Without Borders, will discuss the gap between today’s technological advances and the needs of the world’s majority. He’ll share how engineering for the developing world presents different challenges and requires a new way of thinking and approaching technical and non-technical issues.
Who should attend? Engineers who want to start the new year with a resolution to be more socially responsible by improving the livelihood of communities around the world through engineering and contributing to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world.