The article was edited and published by Andrea Božić
Both elementary and college students showed interest in a zoom tour on the holiday of ecology.
What we are greatly missing during the pandemic at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant of the City of Zagreb are certainly live visits to the plant. During this spring period there used to be such visits several times a day.
But we are looking forward to the future when the pandemic ends and interested visitors return to the Žitnjak area to learn as much as possible about the wastewater treatment process.
Modern technology, however, made it possible for us to have the opportunity to host visitors via zoom this year as well.
As many as 40 interested students, within the course Water Purification and Treatment of Sanitary Engineering Studies, got acquainted with the technology and work of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant of the City of Zagreb.
The viral tour, a visit to the device for the 3rd year students of sanitary engineering at the Andrija Štampar Institute, led by Dr. Sandra Šikić, was led on behalf of the Zagreb Wastewater Ltd. by Chief Technologist Marin Ganjto, PhD, and a spokeswoman Astrid Werbolle.
Considering that the students had already learned about wastewater treatment processes at the school, it was necessary to get to the core of the topic, explain technologies and processes in more detail, while virtual films with the lecture of the chief technologist certainly made it even more interesting.
And while the zoom visits on Planet Day brought the work of the plant closer to the groups, all pupils and students expressed their desire to come to the device at the first opportunity when the new normal becomes old normal and experience live the combination of state-of-the-art technology, knowledge, and experience that we are guided by at the Zagreb Wastewater Ltd.
Text and photos by: Astrid Werbolle