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Assessing Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Improving Approaches and Methods

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Al Dufour
Al Dufour
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Mario Snozzi
Mario Snozzi
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Wolfgang Koster
Wolfgang Koster
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Jamie Bartram
Jamie Bartram
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Elettra Ronchi
Elettra Ronchi
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Lorna Fewtrell
Lorna Fewtrell
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IWA Publishing
Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
9781780405872
Publication date:
September 2013

Inadequate drinking water quality and poor sanitation have remained the world's major causes of preventable morbidity and mortality. In 1996 the OECD called for concerted action to improve the assessment and management of the world's sources of drinking water.

This guidance document seeks to respond to this call. It is the product of a shared initiative between the OECD and the World Health Organization. It is a state-of-the-art review that will contribute to the revisions of the WHO's Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality.

Assessing Microbial Safety Of Drinking-water has elements of both revolution and evolution. It is revolutionary in that it supports a rapidly emerging approach for a broader, system-wide management perspective.

This is based on a risk management framework that has evolved from the traditional indicator concept to include multiple parameters and where consideration is also given to tolerable risk, water quality targets and public health status.

This title belongs to WHO Drinking-water Quality Series..

ISBN: 9781780405872 (eBook)

ISBN: 9781843390367 (Print)

Assessing Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Improving Approaches and Methods
By: Al Dufour, Mario Snozzi, Wolfgang Koster, Jamie Bartram, Elettra Ronchi, Lorna Fewtrell
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780405872
ISBN (electronic): 9781780405872
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2013

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