What are the main issues that makes urban water infrastructure an unsustainable and energy intensive sector and how to resolve them?
The outcome gives a realistic picture towards various sustainability issues, which exist in water infrastructure related to energy consumption, CO2 emission and water loss. Through that, the current research supports knowledge in content areas related to sustainability for T-Level Technical Qualification programme in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning.
The researcher’s experience in teaching T-Level programme in construction shows that students do not have an acceptable knowledge about sustainability in different disciplines of civil engineering and construction. Students mostly focus on sustainable materials in sustainability topic.
No doubt that sustainable material is quite significant topic, however, students need to follow a holistic approach about sustainability to be able to find emerging opportunities in employability and improve their contribution in this topic that is a global concern and emergency.
For that reason, providing students with other sustainability issues seems to be very vital. The outcomes will be linked to recent technologies and solutions as well, such as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and inline micro turbines.
This broadens the understanding of learners about sustainability and how they can contribute as future professionals in construction.
The outcomes will be used during teaching of materials related to sustainability. The findings will be shared with students. Afterwards, students’ feedback will be collected through questionnaire. In addition to that, a quiz will be designed to assess students’ knowledge prior and after presenting the materials to address the impact that shared knowledge will have on students’ learning. This research aims to direct students attention towards other sectors for sustainable development and solutions. Therefore, part of the measuring the impact of the project will focus on that through mentioned assessment techniques.