On the 28th of March the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) program held the 'VIP for Sustainable Development Conference' with up to 200 Strathclyde students actively participating in multidisciplinary research teams across all four faculties (Engineering, Science, Business and Humanities & Social Sciences). The conference showcased research outputs from a range of VIP projects focusing on specific Sustainable Development Goal targets, at home and internationally.
The VIP WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health) multidisciplinary team presented posters outlining 8 research topics - 1. Drilling & Borehole Forensics 2. Sustainable Water Resources at Community Level 3. Water Quality & Sanitation 4. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions 5. Transboundary Aquifers 6. Irrigation Artesian Aquifers and Gender 7. Social and Economic Sustainability of Rural Water Supplies 8. Structural Controls on the Distribution of Deep Groundwater. This research wassupported by the Scottish Government Climate Justice Fund Water Futures Programme.
Congratulations also to two MSc Hydrogeology students Helen Robinson and Clodagh Gillen who gave a pitch "Assessing Groundwater Resources, Quality and Uses in Southwest Malawi" to the Dragons Den event (The VIPer Pit). Their pitch won second place runner-up and were offered £2300 to collect samples for MSc dissertation research during their upcoming visit to Malawi.