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IWA YWP Winner receives Water Engineering Award

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Victoria Porley, a Hydronations Scholar, has been awarded the Water Engineering Award by the Engineers Trust – the charitable trust of the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

The Water Engineering award is made jointly with the International Water Association (IWA) for the best presentation and paper at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference. Victoria won the Award for her presentation in Edinburgh in June on Water Purification in Rural India using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials and was presented at the Awards Dinner in London on 5th September.

Following the completion of a joint Chemistry and Physics degree at the University of St Andrews in June 2018, Victoria is now conducting a PhD funded by the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Prof. Neil Robertson and Prof. Efthalia Chatzisymeon. Her research aims to tackle the pressing issue of poor water quality in many rural regions, working closely with partners in India using photocatalysis.

You can view Victoria’s latest knowledge exchange outputs using the links below:

  • Water Purification in Rural India Using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials (Poster)
  • Water Purification in Rural India Using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials (Presentation)

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