This book is the proceedings of the conference Faecal Indicators: problem or solution? addressing the existing and emerging issues in environmental microbiology.
This book is the proceedings of the conference Faecal Indicators: problem or solution? Has technical progress reduced the need for faecal indicators? held on 6th to 8th June 2011 at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot Watt University, UK. It addresses existing and emerging issues in environmental microbiology which in turn offer exciting new challenges in microbiology, public health and environmental science. The ultimate aim being to assist the monitoring and modelling of environmental systems to protect human health, animal welfare and environmental quality. With contributions from leading scientists and experts in academia and industry, it offers a truly international perspective on both current research and our ability to respond with useful and sustainable solutions to many of the emerging challenges of today's modern communities. The conference featured two combative, provocative and engaging debates examining the moral issues behind the statements "What is a coliform and are coliforms relevant to public health?" and "Do regulations help or hinder the innovation in testing methods?". The reports of these questions are captured in the book. The book appeals across the board from those working in universities and research institutes to local governments, the water and food industries, and health professionals.
Faecal Indicators And Pathogens: Expanding Opportunities For The Microbiology Community;Faecal Indicators In Drinking Water - Is It Time To Move On?;Improving Bacteriological Water Quality Compliance Of Drinking Water;A Waterborne Outbreak Caused By A Severe Faecal Contamination Of Distribution Network: Nokia Case;Predictive Model Of Chlorine Dynamics In Water;Validity Of Composite Sampling For Enumerating E. Coli From Recreational Waters By Molecular Methods (QPCR);Estimating 95th Percentiles From Microbial Sampling: A Novel Approach To Standardising Their Application To Recreational Waters;Comparison Of Rapid Methods For Active Bathing Water Quality Monitoring;Do Biofilms Developed In The River Bed Serve As Sources For Bacterial Indicators?;Cost-Effective Applications Of Human And Animal Viruses As Microbial Source-Tracking Tools In Surface Waters And Groundwater;Distinguishing Possum And Human Faeces Using Faecal Sterol Analysis;Rapid Confirmation Of Presumptive Clostridium perfringens Colonies By Polymerase-Chain Reaction;An Evaluation Of Bacterial Source Tracking Of Faecal Bathing Water Pollution In The Kingsbridge Estuary, UK;Detection And Quantification Of E. Coli And Coliform Bacteria In Water Samples With A New Method Based On Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation;A Review Of Potential Culture Independent Biological Detection Methods For The Water Industry - Challenges Of Moving Beyond The Research Lab;Detection Of Faecal Contamination In The Drinking Water Of Small Community Water Supply Plants In Finland;Monitoring And Assessment In A Water Treatment Plant Using Bankfiltrated Raw Water In Duesseldorf, Germany;Microbiology Of Sustainable Water Systems; Rainwater Harvesting - A UK Perspective; Subject Index