Safe to Swim - Research Links
New Recreational Water Quality Criteria
- EPA - Designed to protect swimmers from illnesses due to exposure to pathogens in recreational waters, the existing criteria are more than 20 years old. Since then, scientists have learned much about molecular biology, virology, and analytical chemistry. This new information will help us build a stronger scientific foundation for up-to-date recreational water quality criteria.
New Non-Culture Fecal Indicator Bacteria Methods
- Meeting Report: Knowledge and Gaps in Developing Microbial Criteria for Inland Recreational Waters
- Rapid Detection of Microbial Contamination of Water: Application of Molecular Technologies to Source and Potable Water Monitoring
- Proposal - Rapid Detection of Microbial Contamination of Water: Application of Molecular Technologies to Source and Potable Water Monitoring
- A New Rapid Water Quality Monitoring Method is being tested in Orange County to improve Public Health Protection: The new method produces results in about two hours, compared to typically more than 24 hours required for currently-used methods.
- UCLA Engineers Develop Faster Method to Detect Bacterial Contamination in Coastal Waters: Method cuts testing time from a day or more to less than an hour.
Microbial Source Studies
- Regrowth of Enterococci & Fecal Coliform in Biofilm: Studies of street gutters and storm drains in Newport Beach, CA, suggest causes for high bacteria levels
California Water Quality Collaboration Network Webinar
- March 24, 2010, Microbial Source Tracking (MST): Topic Page with Agenda
- Webinar Presentation
- Microbial Source Tracking Presentation by Donna Ferguson