Hope Academy students soak up Water Authority visit

| 01/12/2015
Cayman News Service

(L-R) Water Authority engineer Ahmed Elsheshtawy, Hope Academy teacher Rick Caley and grade 12 students tour the water works facility

(CNS): To learn more about water production and groundwater resources in the Cayman Islands, grade 11 and 12 students from Hope Academy recently toured Water Authority-Cayman’s facilities in Lower Valley. Rick Caley, the students’ teacher, explained that the field trip was designed to complement the curriculum. “The visit was planned to bring to life their environmental science course where the study of natural resources and their conservation constitutes an important part of their studies,” he said.

“It also gave them a better understanding of the process of reverse osmosis in producing fresh, salt-free water, a process that it is difficult to model in the classroom.”

The tour was hosted by Ahmed Elsheshtawy, graduate engineer with the authority, who gave an educational presentation before leading the students on a tour of the water works facility.

“I believe it is important for the students to learn about water production because it gives them an idea of, not only the process, but also the challenges of providing fresh, wholesome water to the people of Cayman,” Elsheshtawy said, adding that the tour gave the young people an idea of the variety of careers available in the water-utilities industry.

“It helps them learn about the prospects of career options that are at the corner of applying modern technology and serving the community,” he said.

To arrange a tour, teachers need to fill out the online request form on the Water Authority website.

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