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Heavy metal pollution can increase antibiotic resistance in rivers. Newcastle University Press Release. 16 May 2022.

Environmental antimicrobial resistance driven by urban wastewaterNewcastle University Press Release. 30 March 2021.

SARS-CoV-2 wastewater epidemiology on BBC Look North, 3 November 2020. Also see this clip.

Graham DW (10 October 2020) Fighting the Next Pandemic: Water quality, antimicrobial resistance, and global health. 2020 Newcastle University Alumni Day lecture.

Graham DW (17-19 August 2020) Webinar: UK-Malaysia Water Expert Forum The Linkage between Wastewater, Health and Sustainable Sanitation. Day 2 is available online here.

India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways. Newcastle University Press Office. 6 August 2020. Related coverage: Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, India Education Diary, The Times of Bengal, The Week, India Inc.

Work begins on UK system for detecting COVID-19 in wastewater. Newcastle University Press Office. 2 July 2020. Related coverage: UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Press Office; BBC | News | Science & EnvironmentWorld Service (listen from 17:56) | Radio Newcastle; Consejo National de Cienci y Technologia; BJM; MSNBC | The 11th Hour with Brian Williams; CGTN in China.

Graham DW and Collignon P (9 June 2020 • 10:24 am) Access to clean water may be as vital as cutting antibiotic use in the fight against superbugs. The Telegraph.

Graham DW and Collignon P (9 June 2020 • 06:00 am) Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic. The Conversation. Related coverage: Newcastle University Press Release and Microbiology Society Blog.

Sewage monitoring could provide an early warning of COVID-19 outbreaks. Newcastle University Press Office. 23 April 2020. Related coverage: Water & Wastewater Treatment.

Ott A (May 2019) Stop-motion film on Antimicrobial resistance in the environment of emerging countries. Entry for the Institute for Social Science Post Graduate Researcher Impact Award 2019. Awarded third place.  

Graham DW (29 January 2019) Antibiotic resistant ‘superbug’ genes found in the High ArcticThe Conversation.  

‘Superbug gene’ found in one of the most remote places on earth. Newcastle University Press Release. 28 January 2019.

Newcastle University Find Antibiotic Resistant Genes in Arctic, Newcastle University YouTube Channel. 28 January 2019.

Milledge D and Bunce JT (16 January 2019) Ganges: sewers could be making water quality of India’s great river worse. The Conversation.

Influencing international policy on antibiotic resistance. Newcastle University Press Office. 21 July 2016.

Newcastle academic discusses work at Royal reception. NU Connections. 12 May 2016,

Losing the battle against antibiotic resistance. Newcastle University Press Office. 17 February 2016.

Engineering a halt to the ‘superbug’. Newcastle University YouTube Channel. 6 May 2015.

A BBC World News TV documentary Pilgrimages may offer clue to antibiotic resistance spread was made on my work the Ganges, includes group’s work on the Ganges. 24 July 2014.

Water samples from the Upper Ganges River shed light on the spread of potential ‘superbugs’. Newcastle University Press Office. 17 February 2014.