January 19, 2018
Despite the large amount of research conducted on this topic, gaps still exist in the knowledge base that inhibit the confident application of individual treatment strategies for the mitigation of aesthetic and health risks associated with cyanobacteria and their metabolites at the full scale.
The business questions that reflect the current knowledge gaps and risks addressed during this project were:
In adhering to the ADWG Framework for Management of Water Quality, water utilities are expected to abide by 12 key elements and the five components that relate specifically to this project are:
1. Ensure employee awareness, involvement and training
2. Identify hazards and undertake risk assessments,
3. Preventive measures and multiple barriers, identification of effective barriers and residual risk
4. Undertake operational monitoring, investigative studies and research monitoring,
5. Validate processes
The aim of this project was to provide Australian water utilities with a suite of user-friendly and straightforward resources to support the implementation of the elements of the framework outlined above, specifically for the assessment and management of the aesthetic and toxicity risks associated with cyanobacteria. The project team delivered on this aim in four stages, with each stage producing a valuable document or tool to inform capital and operational decision-making and aid in the application of the framework.
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