Aom’s paper reports on the effective removal of iron, nutrients, micropollutants, and faecal bacteria in constructed wetlands cotreating mine water and sewage treatment plant effluent.
The Reece Foundation provides a £1 million funding boost for a bluegreen corridor called The Ouse Burn Way through Newcastle City Centre connecting communities with nature.
Our investigation of bacterial water quality in the Ouseburn is being reported in the local news: Chronicle and ITV News Tyne and Tees and Metroradio.
Here is my advice for people wanting to safely enjoy our rivers.
Take these precautions before entering a river.
During a September storm event, 72-77% of all river bacteria in the Ouseburn originated from combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges. Read more about this innovative and important work by Rixia Zan and other members of my team.
Amplifying, sequencing, and quantifying genes with our suitcase lab to train 37 water researchers and professionals from 10 African countries via the GCRF Water Security and Sustainability Hub. Clear and comprehensive water quality findings within a week. A wonderful and successful workshop led skillfully by Rixia Zan, with support from NUMed Malaysia, Ardhi University and IWMI.
Lara Urban and I feature in a webinar describing our experience with eDNA sequencing using the portable MinION of Oxford Nanopore Technologies. You can watch the webinar recording via the link embedded above.
Relaxing with my good friends Profs Yuksel Ardali and Hrissi Karapanagioti after a successful Climate Cooperation and Green Deal Symposium 2022 in Samsun at Ondokuz Mayis University. Yuksel and Hrissi visited Newcastle University with their children for a few months over 10 years ago. It goes to show the importance of face to face meetings and informal conversations, which transform professional contacts into life-long friendships.
Visiting Khung Kraben Bay with Soydoa Vinitnantharat and her team to admire how restored mangrove forests form a buffer zone between the aquaculture ponds and the bay. They provide a range of ecosystem services, including water cleansing, biodiversity, food and recreation.
Why fly to the Mediterranean, if there is such beauty at our doorstep?