Research Group for the Promotion of Sustainable Environmental, Water & Sanitation Technologies

The Development Technology in the Community Research Group (DTC), was established for the promotion of Sustainable Environmental, Water and Sanitation Technologies. It is supported by the School of Civil & Structural Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. DTC has completed research and advisory projects in Ireland, Europe, South America, Asia and West Africa.

Strategic Objective:
The  DTC Research Group promotes applied research programs for the Transfer of Sustainable Environmental Technologies to areas in the world and indigenous groups where such technology is appropriate. The research outputs contribute to the Dublin Institute of Technology research theme of Environmental Sustainability.

DTC  provides technical advisory and research services to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Local Authorities, International & National Non Government Organisations, Private Business, Community Based Organisations and Educational Institutions to promote a demand for sustainable technologies and to empower communities to select appropriate solutions suitable to their cultural and individual needs.

Where there is no Engineer  - Designing for Community Resilience 

This is a design initiative  funded by Irish Aid and coordinated by the DTC Research Group together with Engineers Without Borders Ireland in partnership with Concern Worldwide.


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Click on the link below to find out more details about the initiative and how to get involved. 



News & Events

DTC in association with Engineers Without Borders - Ireland and Engineers Ireland are hosting a series of development workshops in January 2016. All workshops are CPD approved by Engineers Ireland.  Further details can be viewed below. The workshops are free of charge. To reserve a place contact 


 To download the workshop brochure click Workshop Designing for the Bottom of the Pyramid


 To download the workshop brochure please click here: workshop Emergency Architecture