Devakunjari Vadibeler
MSc Water and Environmental Management
Heriot-Watt Distinction Scholarship Recipient

"I could never have imagined obtaining an overseas postgraduate qualification but this dream materialised thanks to financial support from the generous donnors. I sincerely believe that this was more than an academic journey but one with emotional and personal development as well.

I realised that knowledge is beyond books through my study here. I learned how to think deeeper and question occurrences around me in ways that were unknown to me prior to this study.

My ultimate aim is to help solve water-related issues in developing countries. I plan to carry out an intership in a country that is facing extreme water problems so that I can experience water challenges first-hand. I would then like to pursue my PhD by implementing the knowledge that I have learned at Heriot-Watt into global water challenges."