Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2014

Journal or Book Title

AMB Express

Volume

4

First Page

51

Research Focus Area(s)

Land and Water Resources Engineering

DOI

10.1186/s13568-014-0051-x

Abstract

Water-borne pathogen contamination in water resources and related diseases are a major water quality concern throughout the world. Increasing interest in controlling water-borne pathogens in water resources evidenced by a large number of recent publications clearly attests to the need for studies that synthesize knowledge from multiple fields covering comparative aspects of pathogen contamination, and unify them in a single place in order to present and address the problem as a whole. Providing a broader perceptive of pathogen contamination in freshwater (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, groundwater) and saline water (estuaries and coastal waters) resources, this review paper attempts to develop the first comprehensive single source of existing information on pathogen contamination in multiple types of water resources. In addition, a comprehensive discussion describes the challenges associated with using indicator organisms. Potential impacts of water resources development on pathogen contamination as well as challenges that lie ahead for addressing pathogen contamination are also discussed.

Comments

This article is from AMB Express 4 (2014): 51, doi:10.1186/s13568-014-0051-x. Posted with permission.

Rights

© 2014 Pandey et al.; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.

Copyright Owner

Pandey et al.

Language

en

Date Available

2014-09-06

File Format

application/pdf