World Water Day March 22nd 2017
DCU Water Institute celebrated World Water Day on March 22nd, with a day of events here in DCU featuring internal and external speakers. The event kicked off at 12 pm in DCU, with talks from Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch, Oisin Foley, DCU SustainAbility, on our exciting new Urban Renewal Sustainability Project, Matthew Hewston from The Well on the Way Project, plus project partners, Trocaire and Trispace. Matthew is a student leader of Enactus at DCU who is working on a project that will have an impact on people’s lives in Africa where his funds will help build wells to supply water in villages.
Founded in November 2011 Enactus Ireland is one of 36 country organisations around the world that operates an Enactus programme, bringing together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action solve community challenges. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects and this experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent, skills and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.