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WRRC Seminar - Measuring Health Risks - Fingerprinting Microbial Populations

February 1, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Watanabe 112

Measurements of Health Risks Based on Fingerprinting Microbial Populations in Sewage, Coastal Waters, and Streams in Hawai‘i

Marek Kirs, Ph.D.
Assistant Researcher
Water Resources Research Center
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Sewage contamination of our ground and surface waters is a major public health concern. Current indicator bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and enterococci, can naturalize in subtropical and tropical environments, ergo better indicator organisms are needed. Furthermore, current indicator bacteria do not discriminate between contamination sources, and hence the application of microbial source tracking (MST) tools is needed for meaningful management decisions.


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free

Event Sponsor
Water Resources Research Center, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Philip Moravcik, 956-3097, morav@hawaii.edu

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