Norah Lough

Norah Lough

Vice President

Nora has been the biologist at the Narragansett Bay Commission since 2005. She earned her B.S. in microbiology from UMASS Amherst in 1998 and has worked in a professional environmental laboratory for over fifteen years. In her current position, Nora is responsible for the biological work to support two major wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island. She also performs the microscopic examinations of the activated sludge for both facilities as well as phytoplankton analyses of Narragansett Bay.
Previously she was the technical director of microbiology and quality assurance at a private commercial laboratory in Rhode Island.
Nora has been an independent consultant with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission since 2008 and has taught many workshops which include wastewater microbiology, basic laboratory workshop and techniques for NPDES reporting, and data integrity and ethics.
Nora holds a Grade 2 Operator’s license in Rhode Island, a Grade 2 NEWEA laboratory analyst certification, and a NELAC laboratory assessment certification.
She currently serves as secretary for the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association and is active in the NEWEA Laboratory Committee.