Fin Yrjoe Matikainen is the new president of the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE). After 20 years as managing director of the Association of Finnish Civil Engineers, Matikainen is well placed to represent the more than 500,000 civil engineers in 22 countries via professional civil engineering institutions and associations. Visit www. eccenet. org.
The Singapore ministry of environment has completed what could be the world's first smell-free sewage works, according to the latest issue (vol 154 no 3) of the ICE/IAHR Water & Maritime Engineering journal.
Tanks and channels at the Kranji works are completely covered, with foul air conveyed to a 99% efficient treatment plant. Paper summaries can be read at www.waterandmaritime. com.