Webinar: Roads to Water

Webinar: Roads to Water
  • Date From 6th April 2022
  • Date To 6th April 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 14:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Caminos de Agua is an NGO based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico that has recently succeeded in inaugurating a pilot groundwater treatment plant to supply clean drinking water to 10 families from a rural community. The plant was designed in-house according to a philosophy of using low-cost and accessible materials and allowing for simple operation. This webinar will discuss the development of the system as well as the broader issues regarding the context and necessity of the work.

This webinar is principally aimed at engineers with an interest in water treatment and system design but equally anybody with an interest in global water issues and combating resource scarcity. Delegates will gain an understanding of how the system works as well as why it is needed. The process of implementation within a rural community with the aim of self-sufficiency will also be discussed.


Eamonn Ridgley, Technical Fellow, Caminos de Agua

Eamonn graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016 with an MEng in Chemical and Energy Engineering. Following this he worked for five years in the UK civil nuclear sector in both environmental and fluid system design roles.

In 2021, he moved to Mexico to work with Caminos de Agua as a Technical Fellow on the development and implementation of a groundwater treatment plant which is the subject of this presentation.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Water Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


14:00–15:00 BST.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Water Special Interest Group.

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