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FIG Working Week 2020 10-14 May 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
FIG and the Local Organisers from the Netherlands welcome all to Amsterdam. FIG Working Week 2020 will be an exciting event with several pre and post events, three packed conference days and the General Assembly. Hereto, the local organisers are preparing special technical and social tours for you to explore Amsterdam and the Netherlands and memorable social events in the evenings.
The FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam is addressing the following overall theme:
Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management
This theme is relevant both for the Netherlands and internationally in a world where drinking water is a scarce resource, waste water needs to be recycled rather than seen as waste, where the sea needs to be better mapped and managed, where land resources need to be protected against sea-level rise, and where land-based fresh water habitats are threatened.
The overall theme is built up by the following sub-themes:
1. Smart Surveyors
Rapid urban growth, smart energy, cleaner mobility, and ‘land rights for all’ are some of the challenges demanding innovative surveying approaches and technologies. Sensing technologies, spatial data processing technologies and related approaches are already available. Use and improve them to become future proof, Smart Surveyors!
2. Integrated Land and Water management
Without integrated land and water management, the Netherlands as also other coastal countries cannot sustain its agricultural and urban development. Climate change, though, increases the risks of sea and riverine floods and extended drought periods and complicates this management task. Unorthodox measures are called for. Get familiar with these measures and discuss them from your critical surveyor perspective.
3. Ten years to go to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
The countdown begins, only one decade to go to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and surveying professionals have a key role to play. How did we, as surveyors, contribute to ending poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests? In addition, what will be our role for the coming 10 years?
Submit your abstract - note the deadline: 1 November
You can submit an abstract for regular/short presentation (peer review submission has closed). Full paper is due 7 February 2020.
Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities
Secure your stand at the exhibition and be visible with the sponsorship opportunities. The exhibition will take place in the catering areas ensuring a constant flow of participants.
The Working Week Web Site: www.fig.net/fig2020 will be updated regularly