Is your water intake at risk of cyanobacterial blooms?

December 10, 2019

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria with the ability to colonise a range of environmental niches.

They range in size from very small solitary cells to large visible colonies and are present in almost all aquatic habitats. Given the right environmental conditions they can grow rapidly, forming blooms which impact the environment and a range of water uses. Is your water intake at risk of cyanobacterial blooms? Are you facing bloom related issues including cyanotoxins? Do you have unexplained taste-and-odour spikes? To learn more about recent Australian research on cyanobacteria with implications for risk management within the water industry please download Water Research Australia's latest cyanobacteria factsheet.

There are also opportunities for WaterRA members to commit funding for specific research issues, including blue-green algae. Click here to view these opportunities and contact the relevant Research Manager for further information.


Download Cyanobacteria Factsheet