Ashbolt Nicholas

University of Alberta, Canada

Nicholas Ashbolt has more than 30 years of experience working with water systems. His research focuses on next-generation municipal water services (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater) framed around resource recovery (i.e. water, energy, fertilizers) for improved ecohealth and living conditions. He has a specific premise plumbing laboratory to investigate the control of saprozoic pathogens, including legionellae.  Prior to joining the faculty at University of Alberta, Dr.  Ashbolt served as a research microbiologist for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and earned the Office of Research and Development Bronze Award for science in 2008, 2012, and 2013. He is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr.Ashbolt earned a Ph.D. in environmental biology from University of Tasmania, Australia.