Event Date/Time: Dec 16, 2006
End Date/Time: Dec 18, 2006
How can we sustain our planet's life-support systems to meet humanity's needs both today and tomorrow? Under the aegis of Alexandria University, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a conference to explore innovative solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges.
The Faculty of Engineering announces its 6th international conference RETBE
This year the theme of the conference will be
"Nature Inspired Innovations towards a Sustainable Evironment"
The conference will take place on December 16-18, 2006, in Alexandria, Egypt.The overall challenge, before us in the 21st century, is to avoid crossing irreversible thresholds that damage the life systems of Earth while creating long-term economic, political, and moral arrangements that secure the wellbeing of present and future generations.
Besides enhancing well-being for all people, the conference addresses issues such as:
The need for more accurate models, metaphors, and measures to describe the human enterprise relative to the biosphere;
Promoting design innovation through the consultation and general inspiration by nature: The study of nature's models and its imitation and adaptation for human use. The future can be far better served if we follow and mimc nature's own highly efficient and productive ways.
The need for greatly improved education:
A curriculum organized around the study of the relationships between energy, environment, and economics and how these apply across various scales of knowledge.
The requirement for a marked improvement and creativity in the arts of environmental leadership, vision and stewardship: Management aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment.