DCU Water Institute is hugely active in the international water space, and International Collaborations are core to the future growth and development of DCU Water Institute, so please contact us here if you are interested in becoming a partner or collaborator of DCU Water Institute.
We are delighted to have current and on-going collaborations with the following renowned and esteemed organisations:
2) DCU International Projects
Two DCU Water Institute PI’s, Dr Brid Quilty and Dr Brian Corcoran have been involved in research projects under the Water Is Life Programme.
Led by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), the large multi-disciplinary project entitled ‘Water Is Life: Amazzi Bulamu’ comprising of a partnership of Irish Higher Education Institutions (NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, the Medical Missionaries of Mary and various NGOs.
Dr Brian Corcoran’s research is aimed at improving water supply and water quality in developing countries through the development of low maintenance pump technologies. You can read more on Dr. Corcorans work here.
Dr Brid Quilty’s research focussed on the photo-disinfection of water using sunlight. Dr Quilty’s Water is Life: Amazzi Bulamu” project, is another fine example of a research programme that incorporates a variety of partners, such as Irish Aid and the Higher Education Authority, and emphasises community engagement. As Dr. Quilty noted, the technology for treating our wastewater is not particularly new – instead, a large part of the challenge for WASH is a matter of infrastructures, the growing scale of populations, and the load put on the systems. However, these often forgotten basics really are “absolutely essential to our well being.”