IWC Masters student wins Poster Award in Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge
In a dedicated session at the 15th International Riversymposium, Kevin Loh and three other students selected from the first phase of the challenge presented their ideas in an interactive 10-minute poster presentation. Kevin's poster showcased his 'Insure Me!' app, designed to improve the process of insuring and claiming for flood damage.
An initiative of the Dutch Water Industry, the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge encourages young talent to help contribute to developing solutions to flood and water management challenges of the future.
About Kevin Loh
Kevin Loh was born in Malaysia and migrated to New Zealand where he completed his Bachelors in Chemical and Materials Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. Upon graduation, he worked with a utility, and later, a consultancy while completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Distinction from Massey University, New Zealand.
In 2009, he relocated to North Queensland, Australia, where he was employed as the Water Services Engineer for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. He assisted Council in developing a Disaster Response plan for water and wastewater assets, and was involved in the Cyclone Yasi clean-up which ravaged the region on the 3rd of February 2011. He now works for Australia Pacific LNG, as a Water Development Analyst.
He was awarded one of three International WaterCentre scholarships in 2011 (but deferred to 2012 as he decided to assist Council after the effects of Cyclone Yasi) to undertake the Masters in Integrated Water Management in The University of Queensland as a part-time student.