WERF Seeks Proposals on Pathogen Risk Assessment
The Alexandria, Va.-based Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is accepting proposals for research projects on improving risk assessment of pathogens in recreational waters. The research will support revisions in health-based recreational ambient water quality criteria under the Clean Water Act.
Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Oct. 8. Research teams should incorporate the data they gather into quantitative microbial risk assessment models and other frameworks that can be used as tools for managers to prioritize source control and treatment programs against pathogens. “Dealing with waterborne pathogens and related regulations is among the top challenges faced by subscribers,” says Dan Waltering, WERF’s director of research. “This research effort is an integral and timely component of future water quality criteria and of wastewater and stormwater management solutions.”
Proposals should be submitted at http://www.informz.net.