The project SCORe “Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research: Putting science into sewers” has been awarded with the IWA 2014 global prize to best applied research project. One of the researchers of the leading institution, the University of Queensland, is Dr Ramon Ganigué, currently post-doctoral researcher at UdG LEQUIA group. Dr Oriol Gutiérrez, another key member of the project team, also defended his doctoral thesis at LEQUIA in 2003.
SCORe was likely the largest ever research project worldwide focusing on sewer corrosion and odour. The project was completed in 2013 and had a budget of 21 million Euros. The project, which was led by University of Queensland, was collaboratively and successfully delivered by its five research and eleven industry partners in Australia. The key outcomes included an enormous amount of new knowledge (documented in over 130 publications including >60 journal papers, and numerous industry reports), highly innovative new technologies and new powerful modelling tool.
The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) is a prestigious global competition which recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in water engineering projects around the world in six different project categories – applied research, planning, design, operations/management, small projects and marketing and communications. The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world. IWA 2014 Global Project Innovation Awards were awarded on September 24th in Lisbon, in conjunction with an IWA global congress and exhibition.