Rhode Island River Restoration Projects

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco joined last week with federal, state and local officials and volunteers at Hunt’s Mills Dam on the Ten Mile River in East Providence (RI, USA) to celebrate a USD3 million American Reinvestment and Recovery … www.european-waternews.com

A Lesson in UV Canadian Water Treatment

UV disinfection can also be used as part of the treatment train allowing waste waters to be recycled to very high water standards for beneficial reuse in agriculture or for aquafer recharge. UV disinfection produces no identified … watertreatment.ca

Timaru Herald- New Zealand – Spring infection warning

by Timaru Herald – Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
“Campylobacter, salmonella, cryptosporidium, giardia and yersinia live in the gut of animals and birds, and may be present in large numbers in their faeces.  www.timaruherald.co.nz


Impacts of Filter Backwash Recycle on Clarification and Filtration

by James K. Edzwald – 2001 – Technology & Engineering – 287 pages
We thank Susan Boutros (President) and Jeff Runyan (Director of Protozoan Laboratory and Senior Analyst) of Environmental Associates Ltd. for Giardia and Cryptosporidium analyses and on their Quality Control data.   books.google.com

Carl Pope – Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink…

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner anticipated the perils of climate change. There won’t be less water in a warmer world — total global precipitation may well increase. – www.huffingtonpost.com

NY Times – Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells

In Morrison, Wis., more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff (including E. coli, coliform, parasites, bacteria, Cryptosporidium, viruses) from land covered with slaughterhouse waste and treated sewage. – NY Times

Helsinki, Finland – A Foodborne Outbreak Due To Cryptosporidium

A Foodborne Outbreak Due To Cryptosporidium Parvum In Helsinki, November 2008.   The first foodborne outbreak caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in Finland. The outbreak occurred among personnel of the Public Works Department in Helsinki, who had eaten in the same canteen.    –  pubmeddy.com

What is MPA and how can it be used to differentiate ground water under surface influence?

What is MPA and how can it be used to differentiate ground
water under surface influence?
The premise behind the use of microscopic particulate analysis
(MPA) is that surface waters are subject to contamination by
pathogens such as Giardia and that there are other organisms whose
natural habitat is limited to surface waters.  If these surface water
organisms are found in ground water, then the water is subject to
contamination with Giardia cysts and other pathogens.  Indicators of
surface water contamination of ground waters include: Giardia,
coccidia including Cryptosporidium, diatoms and certain other algae,
rotifers, green plant material, and insect parts. 

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Villagers put on water bug alert after torrential rain

RESIDENTS  in one of the largest villages on Royal Deeside were yesterday urged to boil their tap water because of the threat of contamination by a stomach bug (cryptosporidium), linked to the recent torrential rain. – news.scotsman.com