Institute of Water Student Enrichment Event

On 4th December 2017 WISE CDT students joined up with MSc Water Engineering students to participate in an Enrichment Event at the University of Exeter. Hosted by the Institute of Water and Exeter’s Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Ruth Allen, the event gave students an insight into the many challenges and opportunities within the water industry and the range of careers it offers.

Ruth, who is Managing Partner at RSKW, presented her reflections on what the water industry does and why it’s a great place to work.  Other speakers included Bob Taylor, Operations Director at South West Water, Nick Anderson, Technical Support in Wessex Engineering and Construction Services, and Mark Hitchmough, Managing Director of Cognica and former Institute of Water branch chair.  In addition to learning about the different careers in the water industry, students benefited from the opportunity to meet local employers and a broad range of industry professionals to find out more about specific roles.