Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) continues to invest in building its human resource capacity in order to boost its efforts to provide safe, adequate and affordable water countrywide.
In this regard, two staff members recently returned from England where they pursued a one year Master’s Degree programme at the University of Cranfield.
Amanda Ramgobind, an Engineer attached to the Design of Infrastructure Department within GWI, pursued a Master in Water and Wastewater Engineering, which saw her being exposed to both theory and practice in areas such as Wastewater Treatment and technology for the removal of contaminants to make water drinkable.
She also prepared a thesis focused on characterizing water from the University’s Campus which saw her collecting samples, testing the water and recommending how it can be utilised as well as the best technology to do so.
According to Ms. Ramgobind, the programme allowed her to better understand Wastewater and its uses as well as the application of relevant treatment technologies. She hopes to apply her knowledge to convert the Tucville Sewerage station to a Wastewater treatment plant.
She has 11 years of Experience working with GWI and expressed gratitude to Management for affording her the opportunity to further her studies. Ramgobind also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Jawaharlall Ramjug, Head of Field Services (Ag)pursued a Master in Water and Sanitation for Development and covered areas such as Sanitation Technology and Water Resource Management.
He prepared a thesis on Groundwater Recharge in Rajasthan, India and was also exposed to Laboratory activities and field visits.
Ramjug also has 11 years of experience working with GWI and holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master in Business Management.
According to him, the programme has improved his level of competencies and by extension, his knowledge will help to boost the capabilities of the Water Utility. He said that he is grateful for the opportunity and feels more motivated, even as he lauded the company for investing in its most valuable resources-its Human Resources.
Meanwhile, two other managers will be afforded the opportunity to further their studies in keeping with their job profile.
Curtis Niles, Regional Manager for Georgetown, Region 4, will be going off to Cranfield University in the United Kingdom from October 2019 – October 2020 to pursue his Master of Science in Water and Wastewater Engineering.
GWI’s Head of Field Services -Sunildatt Barran, on the other hand, will be heading to the UNESCO Institute of Higher Education (IHE) to pursue a Master of Science in Water Supply and Engineering from October 2019- April 2021, in the Netherlands.