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NEWSLETTER N°68
February 2018

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EDITORIAL
IN BRIEF
NEWS OF OUR NETWORK
PUBLICATIONS
COMING EVENTS

EDITORIAL

Dear readers,

As the International Winter Road Congress draws near, the whole team is getting ready to welcome you to Gdansk from 20 to 23 February. The 15th Congress looks set to get off to an excellent start. Many people have registered, there will be 11 national halls and 21 teams will be taking part in the International Snowplough Competition. The Congress will feature 38 technical sessions, 5 poster sessions and numerous friendly meetings organised by our Polish hosts... and will be an excellent opportunity to talk to both experts and practitioners. Visit https://aipcrgdansk2018.exposupport.pl/en-us/buy-ticket if you have not already signed up!..

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Patrick Malléjacq Secretary General

Patrick Malléjacq

Secretary General

IN BRIEF

2018 International Winter Road Congress

Everything is ready for the 2018 International Winter Road Congress! 

Le XVe Congrès International de la Viabilité hivernale de l'Association mondiale de la Route (AIPCR) aura lieu à Gdańsk (Pologne) du 20 au 23 février 2018. Suivez le congrès sur Twitter : #PIARCIWRC2018.

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Call for proposals open! Special project: "Road transport's contribution to sustainable economic development" 

L'appel à propositions pour la réalisation du projet spécial sur la Contribution du transport routier au développement économique durable est ouvert jusqu'au 28 février 2018. Si vous êtes intéressé par le sujet, répondez à l'appel à propositions pour l'analyser avec l'AIPCR !

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Call for proposals open! Special project: "Road transport's contribution to sustainable economic development"
The World Road Association's network of experts on track for Abu Dhabi 2019!

The World Road Association's network of experts on track for Abu Dhabi 2019! 

The World Road Association's 22 technical communities and task forces held their mid-cycle meetings from 4 to 6 December in Rome (Italy). The work of more than 1200 international experts was reviewed during the course of these working days with a view to publishing it as reports, as well as presenting it and discussing it at the next World Road Congress scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), from 6 to 10 October 2019.

>> View all presentations (orange tab reserved for members of the technical committees and task forces)

The World Road Association at the 97th annual meeting of the Transport Research Board (TRB) 

Washington D.C. (USA), 7-11 January 2018
With more than 13,000 delegates and a wide range of contributors including practitioners, researchers, decision-makers and experts, this event included a workshop on road safety in which Patrick Malléjacq, the World Road Association's Secretary-General, took part..

>> Further information

The World Road Association at the 97th annual meeting of the Transport Research Board (TRB)
PPRS 2018

The World Road Association will be at PPRS 2018 

Nice (France), 26 - 28 March 2018
The World Road Association will be supporting the PPRS summit with a technical session organised by its D.1 Technical Committee (Asset Management). Register for the PPRS 2018 summit, scheduled to run from 26 to 28 March! And follow the conference on the social networks: @PPRSummit and #PPRS2018.
French, English and Spanish will be the official languages of the conference.

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Automated vehicles: the World Road Association is gearing up! 

Road safety, infrastructure design, operating networks, road equipment... and even the organisational structure of administrations: automated vehicles are bringing profound changes to the road sector. A number of decisive initiatives have already been implemented by the World Road Association.

Claude Van Rooten, the World Road Association's president, was at the 2018 Aurora Summit (Finland) on 16 January where he provided an overview of how various members of the World Road Association viewed automated vehicles.

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Automated vehicles: the World Road Association is gearing up!

NEWS OF OUR NETWORK

Find out more about the D.1 technical committee - Asset management

Fourth meeting of the World Road Association's D.1 Technical committee on Asset management 

Tokyo (Japan), 30 October - 2 November 2017
30 international experts attended this meeting during which progress was made on the following issues in particular: updating the Asset Management electronic manual; the content of the training programme on asset management to offer to universities and engineering schools; conducting an inventory of innovative approaches to asset management across the world. Within the framework of the 32nd Conference on Japanese Roads, the D.1 Technical committee provided an overview of several countries' experiences in road asset management..

>> Find out more about the D.1 technical committee - Asset management

Cuba hosted the international seminar on "Adapting to climate change - management of road risks and disasters by the road authorities"

Cuba hosted the international seminar on "Adapting to climate change - management of road risks and disasters by the road authorities" 

Havana (Cuba), 8 - 10 November 2017
Organised by the World Road Association's A.3 "Risk management", E.1 "Adaptation strategies/resilience" and E.3 "Disaster management" technical committees in coordination with Cuba's Ministry for construction, the seminar was attended by international experts who discussed and analysed new technologies and new management systems for road construction, mainly in the areas of risk management, safety and climate change.

>> Further information

Save the date: "5th European Forum for road tunnel safety officers"

Save the date: "5th European Forum for road tunnel safety officers"

Madrid (Spain), 16-18 May 2018
A twice-yearly two-day event organised by the World Road Association (and other organisations) which features workshops, visits and conferences. The theme of the Madrid seminar - attended by European experts - will be "From historical events to future trends: reviewing aspects of the role of the TSO, sharing examples of best practice and lessons learned".

>> More information will be published on the website

Save the date: 2018 National Road Symposium

Save the date: 2018 National Road Symposium 

Madrid (Spain), October 2018
Co-organised by the World Road Association's national Spanish committee, the theme of the symposium's 2018 edition will be "Towards a circular economy". The call for proposals is open until 15 February 2018.

>> Further information (in Spanish)

Successful presentation of special projects by the World Road Association's national British committee

Successful presentation of special projects by the World Road Association's national British committee 

Birmingham (United Kingdom), 9 November 2017
At this session, the World Road Association's British committee provided a unique viewpoint on two projects on which World Road Association experts are currently working: unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and asset management.

>> View all the session's presentations and podcasts

PIARC welcomes Ernesto Barrera

PIARC welcomes Ernesto Barrera 

At the last meeting of the World Road Association Council in October 2017, Ernesto Barrera (Chile) was appointed coordinator for Strategic Theme A - Management and Finance - following the death of Alberto Bull. Ernesto has been working with the World Road Association since 2008.

>> Discover the ST A - Management and Finance

PUBLICATIONS

Routes/Roads magazine N° 375 

Get the new issue of the World Road Association's Routes/Roads magazine, all about winter roads [...]

>> Read Routes/Roads

Road network management for improved mobility 

We must define not only the "What?" but also the "How?" and the "Why?" of ITS projects, along with measuring the effectiveness and degree of success of these projects [...]

>> Display the technical report

Crisis management of unusually severe and/or sustained snow events 

Unusually cold weather and significant snow events resulted in significant transport disruption and international media attention. From these challenges arose an opportunity to learn [...]

>> Display the technical report

COMING EVENTS

PIARC Events

XVth International Winter Road Congress 

February 20-23, 2018

Gdańsk (Poland)

PIARC will be there

PPRS 2018 

March 26-28, 2018

Nice (France)

>> Find all events in the calendar! 

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