Michael Garrick, a native of Athlone, qualified with a First Class Honours BE Degree from NUIG in 1976 and was awarded his M.Eng.Sc. in Hydrology in 1977.
Michael has acted in the roles of Project Director, Project Manager and Senior Engineer on a wide range of water services and on other major infrastructural projects, including reservoir impoundment works and raw water pumping with bi-directional fish passes at Lough Muckno, and on Water Treatment Works at Lough Mask, both of which included large diameter high pressure watermains in pre-stressed concrete and ductile iron, together with design of surge protection measures.
He has managed the preparation of Traffic Management Plans for the transport and placement of 500,000 cu.m of peat between the Bellanaboy Gas Terminal and the Bord na Móna Srahmore site in Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo from 2004 to 2007.
He has acted as a guest lecturer on the International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology at NUIG throughout the 1980s, and continues to act as Guest Lecturer on the Final Year BE Engineering Hydraulics course.
Michael was a member of the Ireland delegation, in a joint Northern Ireland and Ireland study group on Environmental Policymaking, that visited the United States in December 2009, under a joint programme of Boston College and the United States State Department.