Clean Water Triumph

A postgraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering team won the championship at the 2016 Engineering Case Competition on Clean Water Treatment held at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

The team comprised Li Ling, Jiajian Liu, Yingying Xiang and Dapeng Zhang, supervised by Prof Chii Shang, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Members visited a Thai village, analysed the water quality, and created a device to provide safe drinking water at a much lower cost than many alternatives on the market. The device was inspired by student projects from a blended learning Common Core course at HKUST taught by Prof Shang. Team members served as teaching assistants on the course.