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Dr Samia Richards

Dr Samia Richards

Samia Richards

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

James Hutton Institute
AB15 8QH


Samia is an Environmental Scientist at the James Hutton institute, specialising in point sources of pollution and water quality where septic tanks can act as multiple points of pollutants impacting surface water quality increasing phosphorus, nitrogen and microbial loads to water courses. Samia's current work is focused on Resource Recovery from Wastes, tackling current worldwide sustainability problems (Phosphorus amendment) through the identification of nutrient-cycling pathway to maximise soil quality and crop productivity using wastes (food and crops anaerobic digestates and biomass ash) for bio-fertilisers production.

Leading Ideas

  • Natural Asset Management
  • Water Resources

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 1.2 - Water Resources
  • 1.2.2 Impacts of change on water
  • 1.2.3 Water environment resilience and adaption to change