Day 3: Robert Gordon University

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September 26, 2016
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September 28, 2016

Day 3: Robert Gordon University


Training News

A lecture was given by Alan on the role of Renewable Energy resources, appropriate technology, and implementation in the interconnected global issue of Food-Energy-Water (FEW). Participant were then asked to personally reflect and answer questions, amongst others regarding their individual research interests and expertise, their research motivations, how their research can benefit Indonesia, and the means of obtaining research funding.

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Roadmap Development & Multidisciplinary Programme Design lecture were then delivered by Nia which shows the significance of multidisciplinary research and highlight why it is an important component of solving the global FEW issues. Methods of roadmap development were iterated and explanations were provided on FEW Nexus and the necessary steps in designing and conducting a self-sustaining multi-stakeholders programme.

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Fieldwork & Site Observation

To re-inforce the FEW nexus interrelated issues, field work were undertaken to Nigg Bay Wastewater Treatment & Waste to Energy Plant, managed and run by Kelda Waters. In the facilities, participants were required to comply with a very strict Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding Health and Safety in working with waste.


Because of its unique approach and innovative implementation of applied science, Nigg is one of the highly sought after facilities for knowledge exchange in wastewater and energy management. It receives many comparative study visits from other wastewater treatment plants around Europe, and welcomes international engagement.

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Participants were taken into its wastewater and sludge treatment facilities and were shown how the plant recycles energy from waste using its Cambi Thermophilic Digester System.