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DFAT Australia Awards Fellowship
Floodplain Risk Management and Climate Change – Capacity Building in Viet Nam
In May 2017 the Faculty of Engineering and IT welcomed a delegation of 15 Fellows from Vietnam to undertake a program in floodplain risk management and climate change.
The Fellows were funded under the DFAT Australia Awards Fellowships program. The Fellowship showcased UTS’ Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW), which has partnered with local industry and councils to deliver the program that involved practical and theoretical training through a lecture series, industry site visits, and council work placements. The Fellowship contributes to the development and establishment of solid flood mitigation planning and risk management processes in Vietnam, while facilitating the establishment of valuable relationships with Australian industry counterparts.
In June, follow-up workshops were conducted in Vietnam to develop a comprehensive Flood Risk Management Framework, in collaboration with the private, public and academic sectors and in consideration of community and environmental responses. The Faculty of Engineering and IT representatives also met with counterparts at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thuy Loi University, Institute of Mechanics (IMECH) and Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) to discuss relevant issues affecting Vietnam flood management, capacity building, and potential areas of future collaboration.
Arsenic removal system in the Red River Delta
A low-cost, easy-to-operate project to remove arsenic and deliver safe and clean drinking water has won awards both in Australia and Vietnam.
Water filtration system wins $500,000 innovation award
A low-cost, easy-to-operate project to remove arsenic and deliver safe and clean drinking water has won a Technology Against Poverty prize of $500,000.
Distinguished Professor Saravanamuth Vigneswaran and Dr Tien Vinh Nguyen of the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT received the prize for their project to remove pollutants from groundwater in the Red River Delta of Vietnam. This densely populated area is beset with serious public health issues caused by high levels of arsenic in the groundwater.
Read the full article on UTS Newsroom.
Award shortlist for arsenic elimination solution
UTS was the only university represented amongst nominees in all nine categories of the annual Pace Zenith Awards.
The arsenic elimination project developed by Distinguished Professor Vigneswaran and Dr Tien Vinh Nguyen of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was a finalist for the Water & Wastewater Control Award. For 14 years, the Awards, presented by PACE, Australia’s longest-established magazine for the process and controls sector, showcase Australian achievements in engineering.
Thirsty for clean water
Every day, millions of people world-wide are exposed to the slow, painful process of arsenic poisoning
Reliant on contaminated groundwater, people are often unaware they are being poisoned while they suffer major health problems such as gastrointestinal disorders, muscular weakness, nerve tissue injuries, blackfoot disease, intellectual impairment and cancers.
Golden moment for arsenic elimination model
Recognition continues for the innovative arsenic elimination project funded by Google and DFAT and developed by researchers from the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, with its selection for the annual Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity.