I have maintained an active interest in Malawi and it's ties with Scotland since travelling there in 2014, as part of my masters dissertation. My work in Malawi involved undertaking a groundwater quality study (in the Chikwawa region) in partnership with the Malawian Ministry for Irrigation & Water Development and NGO Water for People, based in Blantyre. I was in Malawi for 6 weeks undertaking my research. I was also fortunate enough to attend a conference in Blantyre regarding water, sanitation and the MDGs. I now work for an environmental consultancy firm as a hydrogeologist, based in Edinburgh. Being involved in and contributing to the SMP is something I am hopeful of doing now. I primarily follow the progress of Malawi towards SDG6 (clean water and sanitation), but i am keen to understand more about progressing towards others SDGs in the future.