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International Workshop on Methods of Tracing Sources of Faecal Contamination in Bathing and Shellfish Waters - WT03013

Description
International workshop on methods of tracing sources of faecal contamination in bathing and shellfish waters

Introduction

Defra intend to hold an international workshop in January 2004. This workshop will address the identification of biological and chemical methodologies which are suitable to be developed into regulatory tools to trace sources of faecal pollution in bathing and shellfish waters. The invited delegates will come from Europe, North America and Australasia.


Objectives

The objectives of this project are threefold:

To bring together international experts in the field of microbial source tracing in order to (a) evaluate the outputs from the literature reviews carried out by INTERREG researchers into source tracing of faecal pollution of waters and (b) agree on those methods which are suitable for development as regulatory tools for use in implementing the bathing and shellfish waters directives.

To prepare scientifically accurate accounts of the proceedings, initially in the form of draft conclusions

To co-ordinate the preparation of workshop presentations the accounts of the proceedings and any other requirements for publication of the output of the workshop in a respected journal
Project Documents
• Abstract : International Workshop on Methods of Tracing Sources of Faecal Contamination in Bathing and Shellfish Waters   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £36,780
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Surrey
Keywords
Bathing Water              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Shellfish              
Water Pollution              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Water Quality