24th March 2019
Pantai Merdeka, Kuala Muda, Kedah
A student from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK) and a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environment (FKAAS)
There were 2 representatives from Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) attended the launch of the 2019 World Water Day celebrations which was held on March 24, 2019, at Pantai Merdeka, Kuala Muda, Kedah. This competition was also held in line with the 2019 World Water Day theme “Leaving No One Behind” which focuses on sustainable management of freshwater resources. Throughout the event, both students received gold and silver medals accordingly. A student from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), Chee Ching Hui received a gold medal through her research paper entitled Designing A Trash Trap for Drainage. She also received an amount of cash prize of RM 750. This study was to design and produce a garbage trap that can be used to collect gross pollutants found in drains as an early stage of pollution prevention. This garbage trap can be varied for the adjustment of the drainage with multiple widths and has two filters with different hole sizes. Meanwhile, a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environment (FKAAS), Mohamad Fahmi Ibrahim had won a silver medal through his thesis entitled UTHM Campus Water Quality Mapping Using UAV Multispectral Aircraft. This student has also received the cash prize of RM 450. According to his thesis, this study was conducted to ma the quality of water at the lake in UTHM to ensure the water quality is always in good condition.