News Archive 2009
WPC MEETS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Around 30 representatives of World Plumbing Council member organisations gathered in Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa for a WPC meeting on 21-23 October 2009.
EXECUTIVE BOARD PUBLISHES PROGRESS REPORT
At the meeting of the World Plumbing Council in Centurion, South Africa on 22-23 October 2009, members received a progress report from the Executive Board which was elected for the 2008-2011 period at the World Plumbing Conference in Calgary in September 2009.
CELEBRATE PLUMBING ON WORLD PLUMBING DAY!
At its annual meeting in Centurion, South Africa (22-23 October 2009), the World Plumbing Council confirmed details of the first ever World Plumbing Day which will be celebrated on 11 March 2010.
With the theme “Plumbing-Vital to Global Health”, plumbing organisations throughout the world will be invited to undertake a range of activities with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today’s plumbing industry.
WPC CONTINUES TO WORK WITH WORLDSKILLS
Representatives of the World Plumbing Council attended the WorldSkills competition in Calgary, Canada in September 2009 and for the fourth competition in succession presented WPC medallions to all of the competitors and technical experts in the plumbing and heating competition.
WORLD PLUMBING COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, ROBERT BURGON, RECOGNISES 2009 WORLDSKILLS COMPETITORS IN THE PLUMBING AND HEATING SKILLS CATEGORY
WPC MEETS INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH BODY
Representatives of the WPC recently met Professor Mala Rao, Director if the Indian Institute of Public Health at her offices in Hyderabad, India. (www.phfi.org)
WPC WELCOMES FIRST MEMBER FROM SOUTH KOREA
The WPC is delighted to announce that the Seoul National University Rainwater Research Center has joined as an Affiliate Member. This is the first time that an organisation from South Korea has participated in WPC.
A MESSAGE FROM THE UK WATER AND SANITATION MINISTER
Following a recent meeting between WPC Chairman Robert Burgon, Executive Board Member Blane Judd and Mike Foster MP, Minister for International Development in the UK Department for International Development (with responsibility for water and sanitation issues), the Minister has contributed the following message to the World Plumbing Council.
NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER ELECTED
Richard Prospal (USA) has been elected to fill a vacancy on the WPC Executive Board after a postal ballot among Full Members. Mr Prospal is currently International President of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering and operates a mechanical/plumbing consulting business in Cleveland, Ohio
WPC HONOURS FORMER VICE-CHAIRMAN
Michael von Bock und Polach, a Vice-Chairman of the WPC from 1999-2002, is due to retire from his position as Director-General of the German contractor organisation ZVSHK in July 2009 after 32 years’ of service to the organisation.
WPC MEETS IN FRANKFURT
Representatives from 9 countries attended a meeting of the World Plumbing Council held in Association with the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt
PLANNING IS UNDERWAY FOR THE 9th WORLD PLUMBING CONFERENCE
The conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland from 7-11 September 2011
WPC Chairman, Robert Burgon, who is based in Edinburgh says that “this Conference promises to be a conference to remember and we look forward to welcoming a large number of delegates and partners from many countries. Edinburgh is an amazing city and we are confident that our city will provide a warm welcome to our overseas visitors. The Conference will take place shortly after the Edinburgh International Festival which will give those delegates who wish to come earlier the opportunity to attend some of Edinburgh’s spectacular cultural events including the Edinburgh Tattoo. The conference will be based in the city centre and there will be a range of hotel accommodation available to suit different budgets. A conference website will be launched within the next few months and in the meantime, those interested in attending are invited to contact the dedicated conference organisers by email to: