Glanua was delighted to host our first ‘Water Sustainability Challenge’ in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering at TU Dublin (formerly known as DIT).
The Water Sustainability Challenge was set up to raise awareness of the water and wastewater sector and highlight the vast career opportunities there are available for a wide range of engineering and business disciplines.
The students, who included first and second-year engineering, were tasked with a challenge to identify practical solutions to improve the protection of water sources and to raise public awareness of how our water sources can be protected.
Students were divided into groups to research their challenge before sharing their presentation to a panel of judges with highly experienced backgrounds in industry, public sector and academia including Andrew Young, Glanua, John Hynes, Irish Water and Professor David Kennedy, TU Dublin.
Andrew Young, Operations Director, Glanua said “The water sector is a very rewarding sector and we want to raise more awareness of the opportunities there are for engineering students to contribute to a sustainable future. The Glanua Water Sustainability Challenge was a great success and I would like to congratulate all of the students for their fantastic work. The passion and enthusiasm demonstrated on the day was truly inspiring and I’m confident they have a bright future ahead of them.” The winning team of Ion Stefu, Fiona O Byrne and Arjun Anup took home the coveted first prize of €1000 and a Galway crystal trophy. The first runner’s ups were Pavel IIiin, Thomas Riordan, and Viktoria Asoy and second runners-up were, Kyle Kearney, Davis Jaudzems, James O Brien and Eoin Scanlon.
Thomas Treacy, Programme Chair at TU Dublin said, “TU Dublin was delighted to partner with Glanua to host this event. The event aligns with the three pillars of the University’s strategic plan focusing on; People, Planet and Partnership. We strive to encourage our students to look beyond the classroom and be both innovative and seek practical solutions to real-world problems. This is an extra-curricular activity and all the students that participated contributed to the buzz on the day. I look forward to working with Glanua in the future.”