As climate change could impact water quantity and quality, important concerns are related to water quality degradation in small scale water services (SSWS). SSWS using surface waters resources (rivers and lakes) for drinking water production are particularly vulnerable to short term transient events due to their low adaptation capacity and their lack of support and technical knowledge compared to major centralized systems. Based on weather and water quality databases, a case study was conducted on a SSWS in Brittany (France) pumping from surface water. Results show an important vulnerability in treatment efficiency related to the lowest and highest river flows and provide first assumptions about the impacts of an increase in extreme weather events with climate change on drinking water quality.
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Issues of drinking water quality of small scale water services towards climate change
Research Article| January 01 2011
Issues of drinking water quality of small scale water services towards climate changeI. Delpla et al.Water quality from small-scale water services under climate change
I. Delpla ;
E. Baures ;
A. V. Jung ;
M. Clement ;
1School of Public Health (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique), Laboratoire d'Etude et de Recherche en Environnement et Santé (LERES), Avenue Professeur Léon Bernard, 35000 Rennes, France
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Water Sci Technol (2011) 63 (2): 227–232.
I. Delpla, E. Baures, A. V. Jung, M. Clement, O. Thomas; Issues of drinking water quality of small scale water services towards climate change
I. Delpla et al.
Water quality from small-scale water services under climate change. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2011; 63 (2): 227–232. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2011.038
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