We are delighted to announce the collaboration agreement between University South Australia and DCU Water Institute, to pave the way for future collaborations in the area of Water Research. The agreement was signed on 12th May 2017 by the Vice Chancellor of University SA, David Lloyd and DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith.
DCU Water Institute’s Director, Professor Fiona Regan and UniSA’s Professor Chris Saint, have plans to develop further collaborations in the area of water research.
Prof. Saint first visited DCU Water Institute in 2014, and since then has become a member of DCU Water Institute’s Advisory Board. Prof. Saint who was working as the Director at the Centre for Water Management and Reuse since July 2011, has since taken up the position of Dean: Research and Innovation, ITEE, in April 2016.
He has 30 years postgraduate experience in broad areas of environmental science including: biochemistry and genetics of pollutant biodegradation; microbial-plant interactions, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), microbiological detection methodologies (including field/on-line monitoring); taste and odour issues; water treatment; wastewater microbiology and pathogens in catchments.
Recent involvement has also included issues regarding wastewater re-use and stormwater capture and harvesting.