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CEE 449 International Collaborative Design Projects

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Location
Beckman Auditorium, Room 1025
Date
Apr 30, 2019   12:00 pm  
Speaker
CEE 449 students
Contact
Dixon, Vicki A
E-Mail
vdixon@illinois.edu
Phone
+1 217 244 0857
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Originating Calendar
Beckman Main Calendar

The CEE 449 class is a design class for upperclassmen students in civil and environmental engineering. This class challenges students to create water treatment solutions for developing communities. This year, the class partnered with the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Students travelled to Uganda, interacted with the community, and analyzed water samples with lab techniques both in the field and at UIUC to inform the final recommendations. Since this community already has an operational drinking water plant, the students designed changes for the treatment system that improve the product water quality, decrease energy demands, and meet the socio-economic needs of the community. This presentation is a summary of the students’ observations in the settlement, analysis of treatment options, and final recommendations. 

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