PODCAST: Mullingar woman explains the science behind her role with Irish Water

Science Week continues across the Shannonside region until this Sunday with events online and resources available for people interested in learning a little bit more about the world around them.

Scientists in all fields of life have helped communities across Ireland through the pandemic and a key area where science is to the forefront of people’s lives, even if they may not realise it, is water services and how we get clean water from wastewater flushed through our toilets or down or drains.

Mullingar woman Aphra Leavy is the Process Optimisation Manager for Irish Water and she has been speaking to Kevin McGillicuddy about life as a scientist and the different challenges as well as aspects to her job: