Minna Tom

Masters by Research Candidate – Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University
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Minna graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Science majoring in Land and Water Management at Griffith University in 2007. During her undergraduate studies, Minna was also working as a research assistant at the microbial ecology laboratory at Griffith University. Following graduation, she was employed at the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management in the aquatic ecology monitoring policy and groundwater policy teams. Minna commenced her Masters by Research candidacy in mid 2011.

Her Masters (Roof-harvested rainwater irrigation of vegetables – is there a risk to human health?) is investigating the potential human health risks associated with irrigating vegetables using roof-harvested rainwater as part of the Melbourne Water funded project “Turning rain into food – the benefits and performance of vegetable rain-gardens”. Both projects are linked to the Vegetated Filtration Systems/Biofilters theme, within the WSUD Technologies Program.