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Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2015 won by Samantha Passmore

last modified Apr 13, 2015 03:56 PM


Samantha Passmore, a current ESD MPhil student, has won an Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2015. She will be using the award to  travel to Honduras to investigate the viability of converting the business model of Water Expertise and Training (WET) Centres run by the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology  (CAWST) from a charity to a financially sustainable model. This will enable CAWST and their partners to educate a greater number of people in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene.

Photo credit: Passmore

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.