“Maintaining our links with The University of Manchester has been critical to the success of APEM” Keith Hendry, Managing Director, APEM Ltd

APEM is Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in freshwater and marine ecology and aerial surveys, and has been working to improve the quality of water at Salford Quays since 1987.

The University and APEM have developed strong links over the course of seven PhD projects and many more MSc projects. The University has helped APEM to gain an insight into the factors that influence algal blooms, which can reduce water quality and cause potential health problems if left unchecked.

By enabling a better understanding of how the local ecosystem functions and changes over time, the University is contributing to improvements in the management of urban bodies of water, both in Greater Manchester and across the UK.

“Students get an insight into what it’s like to work in the environmental sector from a commercial point of view”
Tom House, Senior Aquatic Scientist, APEM Ltd

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