PhD research student
Project: Risk-based modelling of pathogen export from agricultural catchments under a changing climate
Diffuse pollution from agriculture presents a risk to microbial water quality and the security of ecosystem services linked to clean and safe bathing, drinking, and shellfish harvesting water. SCIMAP is an existing risk-mapping framework that has been successfully developed to predict fine sediment and nutrient risk to watercourses. The SCIMAP approach will now be adapted for predicting diffuse microbial pollution risk.
- Develop a tool that aids in efficient placement of mitigation measures.
- Gather new understanding of microbial fate and transfer through agricultural catchments.
- Predict how microbial transport may vary with climate change
Predicting diffuse microbial pollution risk across catchments: The performance of SCIMAP and recommendations for future development (Pdf: Porter et al. STOTON_2017)