EPA Science Inventory

Monitoring Fecal Indicators and Pathogens in Watersheds: Implementing a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Approach

Citation:

Molina, M. Monitoring Fecal Indicators and Pathogens in Watersheds: Implementing a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Approach. Presented at Seminar presented at UGA Environmental Health Department, Athens, GA, April 18, 2014.

Description:

- Many of the nation's rivers, lakes, and estuaries are impaired with fecal indicator bacteria. - Fecal contamination from point and non-point sources is responsible for the presence of fecal pathogens in source and recreational waters - Effective compliance with TMDL regulations requires identification of the sources of contamination, E. coli and enterococci measurements do not provide this information - Methods for rapid risk assessment, fast turnaround results and site-specific criteria are desirable to make same day decision for posting beach advisories or closures; two examples are quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) and predictive modeling.

Purpose/Objective:

Seminar presented at UGA Environmental Health Department

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 06/27/2014
Completion Date: 06/27/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/12/2015
Record Created: 06/27/2014
Record Released: 06/27/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 279654

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION