Project Number # 4111-17
Project Leader: Sarah Aucote
Drinking water is produced from environmental water sources, such as reservoirs, rivers, ground water and sea water. Identification of faecal contamination of source water is essential to determine the risk to human health and the level of water treatment required to make safe drinking water. This project aims to develop DNA-based assays for identifying faecal contamination in water to improve our understanding of public health risks from source water.