WTC2014 and 40<sup>th</sup> ITA General Assembly

15 May 2014: More than 1,500 delegates registered for the World Tunnel Congress WTC2014 hosted by ITA Member Nation Brazil at Iguassu Falls. A technical session, that included an ITA Open Session to explore the interrelationship between civil tunnelling and the underground mining industry, and an exhibition of more than 190 stands that provided networking and information sharing, was appreciated by the internationals as well as those from other countries of South America. Norway was elected to host WTC2017 after the international delegations meet next year in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in May 2015 and in San Francisco, USA in 2016.


WTC2014 and 40th ITA General Assembly

Shani Wallis reports for TunnelTalk
Location: Iguassu Falls, Brazil, May 09-15, 2014
Congress theme: Tunnels for a Better Life
Highlights: Sir Alan Muir Wood Memorial Lecture
Geoge Anagnostou
Critical aspects of subaqueous tunnelling
Open session
Challenges, needs and other perspectives on the use of underground space for the mining industry
Interviewed in
order of
Hugo Rocha and Tarcisio Celestino
Vice-Chair and Chair of the WTC Congress
Ismail Nagdy
National Authority Tunnels, Egypt
R. K. Khali
Hidustan Construction Corporation, India
Arsenio Negro Jr.
Director, Bureau, Brazil
Christine Krauss and Francisco Souza
Timo Laitenem
Vice President, Sandvik Construction
Norwegian Tunnelling Society
Davorin Kolic
President, ITA Croatia