Guest lecture on MSc Water Resource Management module

Guest lecture titled ‘Governing water resources in 21st century Scotland’. MSc module Water Resource Management, Scotland’s Rural College. 13th February 2024 Joseph Black Building, The University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings Campus Dr Elizabeth Lawson, presented her research on water governance in Scotland and how the system has evolved into its current state. The lecture was

Research Field Trip to Tighnabruaich

Drs Jill Robbie, Elizabeth Lawson and Tania Gomez Borraz travelled to Tighnabruaich as part of a research field trip to investigate sewage challenges in the region. The Kyles Coastal Community Group has recently been formed and seeks to raise awareness about the impact of sewage pollution on the local environment. Jill, Elizabeth and Tania met

Dr. Sperling presents results at invited talk at Photonics West 2024 and helps host a networking event on environmental sensing

Dr. Justin Sperling gave an invited talk entitled ‘Plasmonic tastebuds for the optical assessment of drinking water’ as part of the Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics, Treatment, and Environmental Applications during SPIE BiOS 2024 in San Francisco. The talk focused on his most recent publication as part of the Decentralise Water Technologies project.

Congratulations to Dr Baptiste Poursat for being awarded an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Grant.

Dr Baptiste Poursat was awarded an IAA led by RA grant of £20,000, in collaboration with Scottish Water and SepSolve Analytical. The project is entitled “Translating volatilome-based biomarkers from biomedical disease detection to environmental biotechnology system monitoring” and aims to develop a new volatile organic compounds (VOCs) based analytical method to detect early warning indicator

Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament online workshop

On the 30th January 2024 Dr Elizabeth Lawson curated an online session on Water and Wastewater as part of the Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) online programme. The event was attended by over 40 individuals and organisations from across Scotland, and included a presentation from the Tighnabruaich Primary School and a Q&A session from

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