WaterRA student nominated for industry award

November 1, 2021

Water Research Australia PhD student Sharif Hossain has been nominated for the Hodgson Medal – Student Water Prize at the South Australian AWA Awards.

The Student Water Prize rewards students for excellence in water-related studies and research, and provides a forum for students to display their academic excellence, innovation, or research findings to future employees, clients and the water industry.

Sharif’s project, Development of an Integrated Monochloramine Residual Management Tool, will see industry develop online tools for water distribution systems.

Sharif’ supervisor Dr Guna Hewa, Senior Lecturer in Civil and Water Engineering from UniSA, said Sharif is an enthusiastic and dedicated person who always strives to achieve the best.

“He earned a GPA of seven out of seven for his Master's studies, and he has already produced several publications from his PhD thesis work,” she said. “Sharif has demonstrated excellent skills in the initiative and the ability to work independently.

“Treating surface water before sending it to customers is important for water utilities and online monitoring of water quality plays an essential role as the source water quality continuously changes.

“Sharif’s research has developed online tools to monitor disinfectant residual and nitrification in water distribution systems to ensure water quality and safety.”

The South Australian Hodgson Medal – Student Water Prize – will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on November 12.

Sharif’s PhD with UniSA is sponsored by SA Water and supported by industry partners TRILITY and DCM Process Control.


Image: Sharif Hossain