Liam is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in International Development, Environmental Engineering & Project Management of water, sanitation, education & health infrastructure projects. He has project managed major infrastructure projects in Ireland, Asia and Africa. Liam also leads the Development Technology Research Group within the Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC) at DIT
Presentation Title: Engineering for the Sustainable Development Goals
Co-Presenting with Declan Alcock
As problem solvers and innovators engineers are uniquely positioned to contribute to international development. Engineering is directly applicable to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals including the provision of Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Resilient Infrastructure and Climate Action.
Declan Alcock & Liam McCarton will discuss the work of Engineers Without Borders in Post-Earthquake Nepal, Uganda and Kenya among other places and the application of appropriate technology to empower local communities.