Innovative Learning Week

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

Description

Make your mark on the University: assemble your own rainwater harvester!

Future worldwide conflict is expected to be triggered by the lack of accessibility to potable water. In this context, this workshop aims to show the importance of this natural resource and what a great and clean resource rainwater is. Rainwater harvesting is a simple way to obtain clean water, concomitantly preventing pollution of water resources by surface runoff after a rainfall event. Thus the workshop organised by 2nd year student Julian Vercruysse with the support from Dr. Andrea Semiao illustrates the different aspects of rainwater harvesting targeted to a vast audience (e.g. the whole community, not only the university): from harvesting surface, treatment, distribution, purposes and benefits. This event will also drive home the importance of sustainable technologies in our modern landscape, and encourage innovative solutions to overcome future challenges. The unconventionality of this experience will induce a wave of creative thinking and curiosity.
Period16 Feb 201520 Feb 2015
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom