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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

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

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
Abstract

The representativeness of ambient water samples collected from bridge crossings has occasionally been challenged because critics contend birds nesting on bridges elevate fecal indicator bacteria concentrations over samples collected from river reaches not spanned by bridges. This study was designed ...

Author(s)
Pendergrass, D.; McFarland, A.; Hauck, L.
Publisher
American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Middleburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2015, 51, 6, pp 1519-1533
Abstract

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) revised their recreational water quality criteria, in which adjustments were made by approving enterococci (ENT) quantitative PCR (qPCR) as an alternative, rapid method and advocating the use of predictive models for water quality...

Author(s)
Gonzalez, R. A.; Noble, R. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2014, 48, pp 296-305
Abstract

We used site-specific quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to assess the probability of adenovirus illness for three groups of swimmers: adults with primary contact, children with primary contact, and secondary contact regardless of age. Human enteroviruses and adenoviruses were monitored...

Author(s)
Kundu, A.; McBride, G.; Wuertz, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2013, 47, 16, pp 6309-6325
Abstract

Animals, such as birds, are a source of fecal indicator bacteria and pathogens in the environment. Our objective was to determine whether a colony of cliff swallows nesting underneath a bridge would yield a measurable increase in fecal indicator bacteria (specifically Escherichia coli) in the...

Author(s)
Sejkora, P.; Kirisits, M. J.; Barrett, M.
Publisher
American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Middleburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2011, 47, 6, pp 1275-1284

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