SMARTIE is an interdisciplinary research project blending traditional hydrogeological fieldwork, GIS, molecular microbiology, analytical chemistry and hydrological catchment simulation to bridge the gap between geoscience and health. SMARTIE will elucidate the complex relationship between our natural environment and human health, focussing on characterising the properties of (hydro)geological
processes and agents which facilitate the occurrence and transport of antimicrobial residues, genes and resistant bacteria.
Andrade, L., Kelly, M., Hynds, P., Weatherill, J., Majury, A., O’Dwyer, J. (2020) Groundwater resources as a global reservoir for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Water Research, 170, 115360.
Science Foundation Ireland and Geological Survey Ireland
Dr Jean O’Dwyer (PI) and Dr John Weatherill (co-PI)
Climate Action, Healthy Environment