Candice Blackney is currently a Senior Engineer in Corrosion Management at Greater Western Water. She specialises in the cathodic protection of pipelines and has an interest in sewer corrosion too. She has been involved in the corrosion industry for exactly 11 years now, starting her journey in corrosion at Melbourne Water as a vacation student at the age of 19. The path into the corrosion industry was very clear for her and starting in high school where she was fascinated with redox reactions and how atoms interacted. She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) from Monash University and also worked as a contractor, where she designed ICCP systems and managed water corrosion maintenance and minor capital contracts.