March 22 marked this year’s International Water Day, where Dr. Claudette Hajj, Laboratory Instructor at the Faculty of Engineering (FE), with students Mayline Al Achkar, Charbel Hankach, and Majd El Hakim, participated in celebrating this day with the team at the Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals (SWaTH) project, an initiative in partnership with Erasmus+ and funded by the European Union (EU).
Alongside faculty members and students from other Lebanese universities, Dr. Hajj and the students visited the Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) in Beirut, where they met with Mr. Rabih Salem, CMC’s biomedical and facility engineering manager. Mr. Salem gave two tours at the hospital, the first being an examination of the supply water treatment in dialysis units, and the second involving a demonstration of the CMC wastewater treatment process.
The commitment showcased by Dr. Hajj, NDU’s students, and the representatives of the other institutions within the SWaTH project, is imperative in the development of sustainable processes. Ethical wastewater treatment is one step among many towards a cleaner Lebanon; NDU is proud of Dr. Hajj and its students for being at the forefront of this call-to-action.