WRRC Seminar - Measuring Health Risks - Fingerprinting Microbial PopulationsFebruary 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.
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.
Water Resources Research Center, Mānoa Campus
Philip Moravcik, 956-3097, email@example.com