The First 3D Malaysia 2013 conference with the theme “3D Data for Sustainable Development” was jointly organized by DES Mapping and Intermap, USA. in Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur on January 22nd. Over 120 participants from relevant Government agencies, private sectors and academia attended the event.
The 20th century electricity network was not designed for our 21st century Wii and plasma TV lifestyle and the expectation of uninterrupted power for our computers.With more extreme summer temperatures, houses without eaves that are locked up all day while both parents are at work, we all get home at 5pm, turn on the airconditioner full blast and wonder why the grid overloads.
At last week’s GITA conference in Brisbane Australia John Culleton, CEO of the Colleambally irrigation area set about busting some commonly held myths about irrigation. Colleambally irrigates 300,000 hectares in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin where farmers grow rice, maize, wheat, vegetables and livestock depending on the amount of water available.
Keynote speaker at the XXIV FIG Conference in Sydney was Tim Flannery, writer, professor and conservationist and “one of the great explorers of modern time” according to Sir David Attenborough. Expanding on the conference theme “Facing the challenges, building the capacity” Flannery, who is chairman of the International Climate Change Council, homed in on the role of surveyors and land professionals in both contributing to solutions for climate change and convincing the public to take it seriously.