If you’re reading this, hopefully you’re here for the microbes and wastewater rather than the talking dirty! This is a quick intro to myself and this blog. I am a research engineer studying for an EngD as part of the STREAM – IDC program at Newcastle University, sponsored by the EPSRC and Northumbrian Water. My research is concerned with the use of microbial source tracking in the water industry. I am writing this blog for 2 reasons: Firstly, I am passionate about anything related to wastewater engineer and feel it is an area which is in need of promotion; Secondly, writing a blog is completely out of my comfort zone and from what I understand that means it must be good for me!

I hope to document my research in this blog and write about topics concerning wastewater which are though provoking and promote research and careers in this area.