Water Research Australia PhD Candidate Sarah Aucote has been awarded the Student Water Prize at the AWA’s SA Gala Dinner & Awards Night.

A collaboration between WaterRA, SA Water and the University of Queensland, Sarah’s project is titled Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sludge-Drying Lagoons and Strategies for Methane Emission Mitigation.

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science specialising in Biotechnology at Flinders University. Her Honours research with SA Water on the microbial risk assessment of source water prompted her interest in the microbiology of water science, and lead to her industry-based PhD on wastewater GHG emissions.

Congratulations Sarah!

Sarah (right) with WaterRA’s Research Capability Manager Carolyn Bellamy.