Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Manual on Wastewater Management 2015

This publication entitled "Policy Guidance Manual on Wastewater Management With a Special Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS)" has been developed based on experience of the policy makers and in consultations with various stakeholders and launched during the regional workshop on Wastewater Management and Sanitation held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in April 2015. 

It is also contains set of policy recommendations developed as an output of the joint ESCAP-UN-Habitat-AIT project on “Strengthening capacity of policymakers in South-East Asia to promote policies and developing plans for improved wastewater treatment and reuse in urban and peri-urban areas." (Source: http://www.unescap.org/ and http://www.ait.ac.th/)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Rain by Cynthia Barnett

Meeting the American author, Cynthia Barnett during the 18th International River Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. 

She was one of the keynote speakers and also launched her book entitled, RAIN - A Natural and Cultural History.

From the author herself, she explained that the book is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume. 

The book is one of the finalists for the 2015 National Book Awards. Check it out HERE.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Australian Study Grants 2016 for Filipinos

 Australia Awards Scholarships 2016
Australia has supported the Philippines through study grants by sending Filipinos to the best and world class Australian universities. The Australian Government-funded scholarships like the Australia Awards Scholarships aims at future Filipino leaders – regardless of gender, ethnicity or disability –with the passion to spark positive change in the country.

I was lucky to be one of the recipients of the study grants in 2002, and I successfully completed my MPhil - Environmental Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. So if you want to acquire the brightest and well advanced education, then you can apply online now. Application ends on 30 April 2015.

CLICK HERE to find out your eligibility to avail this such rare opportunity to be educated in down under for free!