#Water

Engineering Futures – Solar Power Stations in Space?

Quick Read

A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space. Yes, you read that right. Space-based solar power is one of the technologies...

Route Into Engineering – Milly Hennayake

Quick Read

We featured Civil Engineer Milly Hennayake and her work with Engineers Without Borders UK in 2019. Earlier this year we took some time out with Milly to discuss her route into Engineering. Civil Engineer Milly Hennayake first got involved with Engineers Without Borders UK at university. After...

Solar panels – Recycling key to avoiding mountains of waste

Quick Read

Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are being wasted. It is estimated that there will be 78 million tonnes of total waste by 2050. This...

Born to Engineer talks about Engineering without borders with SMECs Andreas Neumaier

Long Read

Today we talk to Andreas Neumaier, Chief Technical Principal of Hydropower about why he decided on a career in hydro and dam engineering and how Engineers can make a real difference to society. After spending 35 years delivering projects in dozens of countries across Asia and Africa Andreas...

The Whaley Bridge dam collapse is a wake-up call

Long Read

Concrete infrastructure will not last forever without care Torrential rain in the Midlands and North of England that saw half a month’s rain fall in one day caused such volumes of water to pass through the spillway of the Toddbrook Reservoir dam, above the town of Whaley...

Solar panel heat waste captured to distil clean drinking water

Long Read

Engineers have come up with a simple concept that could change increase water security and battle climate change. This is what the system might look like. The team of Engineers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have used a solar panel sat on top of heat-driven...