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Sludge project wins Young Engineer title.

The winner of the Young Environmental Engineer Award for 2012 is James Radford (pictured) for his development of a device to physically characterise pit latrine sludge.

Jamie Radford graduated with a first-class MEng in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2011. He joined the Water Division of Mott Mac-Donald as a graduate civil engineer and has had varied experiences ranging from designing erosion protection works for irrigation canals in Afghanistan, to helping a major UK water com?pany prepare for the 2014 Periodic Review.

Jamie is currently working on improving understanding of the mechanics of faecal sludge, through work at Mott MacDonald and the University of Cambridge, and recently presented at the International Faecal Sludge Management Conference FSM2 in Durban, South Africa.

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The focus of the work is to support the development of improved sanitation services and latrine emptying technologies, specifically for use in high density urban areas. This is something that will become increasingly important as the world's slum population is forecast to grow to almost 3 billion people by 2050.

* An abbreviated version of Jamie Radford's paper appears on the next page

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Title Annotation:News; James Radford winning the Young Environmental Engineer Award for 2012
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Date:Dec 1, 2012
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