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Call for Balance in Theory, Practice
If university aspired to excel in engineering, science and technology, it had to invest considerably in research and innovation programmes, according to Ian Buhagiar, an engineering student.

The lack of practical instruction in university courses was strengthening the idea that university was simply churning out academics, he said during yesterday's graduation ceremony at the university's Sir Temi Zammit Hall.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 11:30
Seminar on Professional Indemnity Insurance for Engineers
Citadel Insurance plc in collaboration with the Chamber of Engineers recently organised a seminar on Professional Indemnity Insurance, entitled “Engineered For You,” for a packed delegation of professionals, mostly comprised of those in the engineering profession.

Professional indemnity insurance offers protection for claims for compensation made against professionals for negligence, errors or emissions that have been made in the conduct of their business.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 11:14
CERN Engineer Wins Outstanding Young Person Award

Outstanding Young Person of the Year Ing Nicholas SammutElectrical engineer Nicholas Sammut, who works at the European Organisation of Nuclear Research (CERN), won the fifth edition of The Outstanding Young Person of the Year award on Tuesday.The award, presented by Junior Chamber International Malta, recognises individuals under the age of 40 who excel in their chosen field.

“We are recognising these young people, we are recognising their achievements, but we are also making sure that others get to know about what is being done by these people so that they realise that they can achieve more in life – for themselves, as well as others,” JCI Malta national president 2008 Chris Mallia said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 19:33
Project Recycles Hotel Sewage into water
A research project by hydrologist Marco Cremona is currently recycling sewage generated in the Radisson Golden Sands Hotel, Għajn Tuffieħa, into potable water.
It is the first project to attempt the direct reuse of wastewater into potable water within commercial premises in the world.

The project, which has been in operation since July, was developed to test a concept developed by Inġ. Cremona that provides complete water recycling for hotels or other large commercial premises.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 19:38
Water, Water everywhere?

Calculated on a per-capita basis, Malta is the ninth thirstiest country in the world. We are extracting groundwater from our aquifers at a rate that is more than twice the sustainable rate (possibly more, but we do not know for certain, as the greater part of the extraction is illegal) - which means that this precious strategic resource will be rendered useless during our lifetime.

Sixty per cent of our potable water supply comes from energy-intensive desalination (RO) plants, making the Water Services Corporation (WSC) the single largest consumer of electricity in Malta. The balance is made up of groundwater, which has to be blended with RO water in order to make it potable and meet EU Drinking Water quality standards. The dependence on RO water has been increasing year after year, so as to make good for the consistent deterioration in the quality of our groundwater supplies.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 12:00
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