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Recognising the urgent need by most governments to kick-start the national economy after Covid, FIDIC’s future thought leadership reports in the State of the World webinar series will cover the key issues of water, resilience infrastructure, net zero, smart contracting, and digital transformation. 

Tackling the global water crisis - FIDIC’s State of the world report series

Thursday 22 July 2021, 11am - 12.30pm (12.00 to 13.30 CET)

Water, it falls from the sky, runs in our rivers, fills our lakes, waters our crops, and flows through our infrastructure, yet it is more than a monetary product. The environment we live in, the pollution that has historically occurred and minimising such pollution in the future, is becoming more important day by day. The SDGs make this clear, but how can the industry stand up and lead the way.

Find out more about how we tackle the global water crisis by attending the launch of “Tackling the global water crisis”,

Register to attend this free webinar here.


Building sustainable communities in a post-Covid world

Thursday 12 August 2021, 11am - 12.30pm (12.00 to 13.30 CET)

The world is gradually learning what it means to be sustainable as we march towards achieving the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and approach net zero, but should we simply be adapting our current way of living or thinking about a new way of life? The Covid pandemic has demonstrated that remote working is not just the digital dream of IT professionals and visionaries, but is and can be real life. Do we need cities? Is urbanisation going to continue? Alternatively, should we be looking at the airline industry and the ‘hub and spoke’ model as the future for communities where most activity can happen locally in a more sustainable way via serviced offices, with only occasional visits to major hubs? The world is changing and this State of the World report asks: “are we changing quick enough to match the way communities want to live not only tomorrow, but today?”

Register to attend this free webinar here.

Going Digital - did Covid teach us anything? - FIDIC’s State of the world report series

23 September, 2021, 11am - 12.30pm  (12:00 to 13:30 CET)

Covid sent the world into digital overdrive, but this overdrive is not without its challenges and opportunities. We are now looking at potentially a new technological revolution, new ways of working, new ways of raising finance and also new threats. Technology disrupters are probably one of the greatest changes to markets. Google is the new encyclopaedia, Zoom the new meeting room, Uber the new personal car, Twitter the new press release. This report explores how such changes not only affect our industry, but also the wider landscape in which infrastructure will be operating in the future.

Find out more about the digital lessons and ramifications arising from the Covid crisis by attending the launch of “Going digital – did Covid teach us anything?

Register to attend this free webinar here.

Net Zero . . . so, what next? - FIDIC’s State of the world report series

Thursday 28 October 2021, 11am-12.30pm (12.00 to 13.30 CET)

Net Zero. It could be argued that we have only just begun, but such ambitions were set decades ago. Yes, to hit a target you first have to create one and to reach that target you have to gain acceptance, political support, industry support and then delivery through all related activity. FIDIC, as the global voice of engineering and infrastructure, asks not only what is next but we also provide the next global target. This target not only helps to achieve our current trajectory but also sets the kind of ambitions the engineering sector and humanity should be proud to achieve. We go beyond Net Zero and ask “what next?”

Find out more about what comes next after Net Zero by attending the launch of “Net Zero . . . so, what next?”

Register to attend this free webinar here.