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WCO activites at previous EUROCORRs

WCO Expert Panel Discussion during EUROCORR 2019 

As part of the WCO session at EUROCORR 2019 in Seville, a panel of experts will discuss opportunities and challenges that are faced for digitization in corrosion protection (download flyer here).

Panelists  include:

Willi Meier (WCO Director-General)
mien Féron (WCO President)
Roman Bender (DECHEMA e.V.)
Jim Harper (Elsevier)
Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia (YoungEFC)

Details of the discussion are:

Title: State of the art opportunities for digitization in corrosion protection
Date: Friday, 13th September 2019
Time: 11:45 am - 13:45 pm
Location: Andalucia 4, Barceló Sevilla Renacimineto, Seville, Spain

The WCO will again be present with a booth at the EUROCORR conference, this year in Seville, Spain. Drop in and say hello to us from 9th to 13th September at Stand #39.


WCO Session at EUROCORR 2017

The theme of the inaugural WCO Session at EUROCORR 2017 was “Impact of corrosion on potable water supplies”. The session was chaired by WCO President En-Hou Han. More than sixty delegates from the international corrosion community gathered for the session at the Prague Congress Centre on Monday, 4th September 2017. Here they listened to five speakers present various problems associated with corrosion in potable water supplies from around the world. The titles of the presentations and their authors are listed below (click on the author to see photos of the presenters):

 “Testing - Inspection - Certification: Qualification of plastic pipes at a glance” - Jürgen Heinemann

 “Corrosion Effect on Potable Water in China - Current status and future challenges” - En-Hou Han

 “Hygienic evaluation and qualification of materials in contact with drinking water” - Wilhelm Erning

 “Major concerns of future potable water and smart cities aspects” - Amir Eliezer

 “Mitigating Corrosion in Potable Water Systems in Russia” – Anna Sushkova

 The proceedings from the contributing authors will be used to produce a white paper for publication.

Safe water supplies, hygienic sanitation and good water management are fundamental to global health. Investment to improve potable water, sanitation, hygiene and water resource management systems makes strong economic sense. The WCO has a major role in ensuring that governments, industry, academia, and the general public understand that by following appropriate strategies and obtaining sufficient resources for corrosion programs on potable water, the best engineering practices can be achieved. In addition to the value of saved human lives, other benefits include higher economic productivity, more education, and health-care savings.