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Why Is International Corrosion Awareness Day Important in the Modern World?

Materials.Business Newsletter ⚙️ April 11th, 2024


The origins

Some years ago, promoted by the World Corrosion Organization – WCO, an NGO associated with the United Nations, it was established on the 24th of April as the “World Corrosion Awareness Day.” Such action agrees with the WCO motto: “Raising Awareness about Corrosion and Corrosion Protection around the World.” Besides, it is aligned with one of the WCO strategic objectives concerning promoting public awareness of the impact of corrosion on our everyday life in production plants, civil construction buildings like bridges, transport systems, water distribution systems, etc. Yearly, the WCO invites corrosionist around the globe to join the World Corrosion Awareness Day celebration by organizing promotional activities highlighting the importance of corrosion studies, anticorrosion measurements, and industrial asset integrity.

We, the evangelists of corrosion and protection, must disseminate awareness of corrosion throughout society; the community of corrosionists must be more vital and more active; the industry must be more responsible in the conservation of materials, and managers must have the expertise to deal with these topics. The education systems must assume their rightful role. Teachers must be more proactive. Students must be more modern than modernists (more attracted by transcendental issues than by superfluous ones). Current and new professional organizations must be more vigorous and active. More robust new, and more effective information channels are needed, too. Governments need to catalyze such actions through policies, funds, and tools within education, industry, and innovation systems. This is the only way to contribute to global sustainability targets from the perspective of engineering materials. Lets go together!

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Women in Engineering Summit, Infinity Growth and Materials.Business are celebrating together the Corrosion Awareness Day 2024

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