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Waterborne disease outbreaks associated with recreational waters continue to be reported around the world despite existing microbiological water quality monitoring frameworks. Most regulations resort to the use of culture-based enumeration of faecal indicator bacteria such as Escherichia coli to...

Author(s)
Cazals, M.; Stott, R.; Fleury, C.; Proulx, F.; Prévost, M.; Servais, P.; Dorner, S.; Burnet, J. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 720,
Abstract

There is growing interest in the application of rapid quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and other PCR-based methods for recreational water quality monitoring and management programs. This interest has strengthened given the publication of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Author(s)
Sivaganesan, M.; Aw TiongGim; Briggs, S.; Dreelin, E.; Aslan, A.; Dorevitch, S.; Shrestha, A.; Isaacs, N.; Kinzelman, J.; Kleinheinz, G.; Noble, R.; Rediske, R.; Scull, B.; Rosenberg, S.; Weberman, B.; Sivy, T.; Southwell, B.; Siefring, S.; Oshima, K.; Haugland, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2019, 156, pp 456-464
Abstract

Most Great Lakes communities rely on culture-based E. coli methods for monitoring fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) at recreational beaches. These cultivation methods require 18 or more hours to generate results. As a consequence, public notifications about beach action value (BAV) exceedance are...

Author(s)
Shrestha, A.; Dorevitch, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2019, 156, pp 395-403
Abstract

Fecal contamination of recreational waters with cattle manure can pose a risk to public health due to the potential presence of various zoonotic pathogens. Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) have a long history of use in the assessment of recreational water quality, but FIB quantification provides no...

Author(s)
Korajkic, A.; McMinn, B. R.; Ashbolt, N. J.; Sivaganesan, M.; Harwood, V. J.; Shanks, O. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 650, Part 1, pp 1292-1302
Abstract

Increased emphasis on protection of recreational water quality has led to extensive use of fecal indicator bacteria monitoring of coastal swimming waters in recent years, allowing for long-term, widespread retrospective studies. These studies are especially important for tracking environmental...

Author(s)
Weiskerger, C. J.; Whitman, R. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 619/620, pp 1236-1246
Abstract

This study was aimed to determine the anthropogenic and natural factors affecting spatial and temporal changes in the physicochemical parameters and bacterial indicators of water quality in the river Białka. The impact of intensive development of the tourist infrastructure on the quality of river...

Author(s)
Bojarczuk, A.; Jelonkiewicz, Ł.; Lenart-Boroń, A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, 25, 10, pp 10102-10114
Abstract

Bathing water quality plays a key role for public health, is highly important for recreational tourism and therefore monitored in the EU-Directive 2006/7/EC. To identify pollution hot spots, sources and impacts of the directive-change in 2006, including a change of indicator organisms, we evaluated ...

Author(s)
Buer, A. L.; Gyraite, G.; Wegener, P.; Lange, X.; Katarzyte, M.; Hauk, G.; Schernewski, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018, 135, pp 1055-1066
Abstract

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used by the USEPA to establish new recreational water quality criteria in 2012 using the indicator bacteria enterococci. The application of this method has been limited, but resource managers are interested in more timely monitoring results. In this ...

Author(s)
Byappanahalli, M. N.; Nevers, M. B.; Shively, D. A.; Spoljaric, A.; Otto, C.
Publisher
American Society of Agronomy, Madison, USA
Citation
Journal of Environmental Quality, 2018, 47, 5, pp 1086-1093
Abstract

Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) are known to accumulate in foreshore beach sand and pore water (referred to as foreshore reservoir) where they act as a non-point source for contaminating adjacent surface waters. While guidelines exist for sampling surface waters at recreational beaches, there is no...

Author(s)
Vogel, L. J.; Edge, T. A.; O'Carroll, D. M.; Solo-Gabriele, H. M.; Kushnir, C. S. E.; Robinson, C. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2017, 121, pp 204-212
Abstract

Indicator bacteria, which are conventionally used to evaluate recreational water quality, can originate from various non-human enteric and extra-enteric sources, hence they may not be indicative of human health risk nor do they provide information on the sources of contamination. In this study we...

Author(s)
Kirs, M.; Kisand, V.; Wong, M.; Caffaro Filho, R. A.; Moravcik, P.; Harwood, V. J.; Yoneyama, B.; Fujioka, R. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2017, 116, pp 23-33

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