Global Lab Replicates, Teaches Water Cycle Management
An open house will be held Feb. 10, 2014
Mahattil Intl. has opened NEW Works in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. NEW Works offers hands-on training for all water management professionals. Festo lab equipment simulates the complete water cycle, from source to wastewater treatment and all steps in between. An open house is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2014.
The NEW Works mission is to train professionals, accelerate technology transfer and transform communities using appropriate technologies for water management. To that end, NEW Works has developed six hands-on and practical learning courses to train water management professionals in water purification, water supply, wastewater transport, wastewater treatment, monitoring and controlling operations, and energy optimization in water treatment plants.
“For all of the aspirations of incorporating the latest development of water technology it is still essential to have superbly trained talent operating the systems,” stated Dean Amhaus, president & CEO of The Water Council “This is where NEW Works comes in as it will be a tremendous resource and asset in meeting this training demand."
Housed in the Flow Lab on the first floor of the Global Water Center, the lab simulates the entire water cycle with four different stations: water purification, water supply, wastewater transport and wastewater treatment. Each area can be used individually or work together as a complete system. The stations can also be leveraged to do applied research like modeling and simulations.
“NEW Works curriculum was designed to quickly equip water management professionals with the skills to function at an advanced level in the water industry,” stated Shajan M. John, president of Mahattil Intl. “Our courses address the global shortage of water industry technicians and engineers.” Trainees are equipped with process control and automation field expertise to effectively manage water.
An open house featuring tours, demonstrations, and presentations will be held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the NEW Works facility in the Global Water Center located at 247 Freshwater Way in Milwaukee. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, presided over by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. with the days’ events concluding with a reception at 5:30 p.m.