Cyanobacteria Info page

This page provides links to most of our significant documents related to cyanobacteria research.

More documents may be found on our website by using the 'Document Search' function under Publications and entering 'Cyanobacteria' or more specific terms in the keyword field.

  • The most popular documents are listed first.
  • Information produced by international and collaborating agencies is also included for your reference.
  • All CRC WQT final reports relating to cyanobacteria are lower down the page.
  • We welcome suggestions on other documents that should be available here.

WQRA / WaterRA documents

Cyanobacteria Impact study

Blue-green Algae (cyanobacteria): a guide

Biological Filtration for the treatment of cyanobacterial metabolites - 1021

Evaluation of integrated membranes for taste and odor and toxin control - 1003

CyanoSurvey: A national update on toxic cyanobacteria and their distribution - 1022

Ultrasound for the control of cyanbacteria - Factsheet

National Cyanobacteria Workshops

These workshops are held every two years, and provide an opportunity for researchers, government and industry people to get together and discuss recent events, research progress and emerging issues in cyanobacteria. Researchers from New Zealand also attend.

6th Australian and New Zealans Cyanobacteria Workshop REGISTRATION OPEN click here to register

25-26 September 2018 | Sydney

Abstracts and most presentations can be viewed from these pages.

Most popular CRC WQT reports

Management Strategies for Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae): a Guide for Water Utilities - RR 74

Tastes and Odours in Reservoirs - RR 73

Optimisation of Adsorption Processes: Stage II - RR 43

BMAA in potable waters: an international assessment of exposure levels - RR 65

Artificial mixing for destratification and control of cyanobacterial growth in reserviors - RR 59

Practical Guide to Reservoir Management - RR 67

GWRC / Water Research Foundation reports

Cyanotoxin Guides for Water Utility Managers # 4548

Managing Cyanotoxins - A State of the Science (2016) 

Management of Treatment Sludge Impacted by Cyanobacteria # 4523

GWRC - International Guidance Manual for the management of toxic cyanobacteria

All cyanobacteria-related CRC WQT / WQRA research project reports

RR 1: Determination of Cyanobacterial Microcystins and Nodularin by a Colorimetric Protein Phosphatase lnhibition Assay using Phosvitin as Substrate (Jun 1999)

RR 2: Evaluation of Potential Matrix lnterferences in Phosphatase lnhibition Assays used for determining Cyanobacterial Hepatotoxins (Apr 2000)

RR 6: Genetics of Microcystis Toxicity - ldentification of the Genetic Pathway for Microcystin production in Microcystis aeruginosa  (Jul 2000)

RR 8: Development of Capillary Electrophoresis-Based Analyses for PSPs and Microcystins (Nov 2001)

RR 10: Comparison of Methods for the Determination of Peptide Hepatotoxins (Microcystins) (Dec 2001)

RR 11: A Guide to Hazard ldentification & Risk Assessment for Drinking Water Supplies (Apr 2004)

RR 13: Oral Toxicity of Cylindrospermopsin: NOAEL Determination in Male Swiss Albino Mice (Jul 2002)

RR 16: Optimisation of Adsorption Processes (Jul 2002)

RR 25: Acute Skin Irritant Effects of Blue-Green Algae in Healthy Volunteers (2006)

RR 27: Development of an ELISA for Microcystins (Jun 2006)

RR 31: Application of an lmage Analysis System to Enumerate and Measure Cyanobacteria (Mar 2007)

RR 32: Regulation of Cylindrospermopsin Production by the Cyanobacterium C. raciborskii (Mar 2007)

RR 43: Optimisation of adsorption processes: Stage ll (2009)

RR 59: Artificial mixing for destratification and control of cyanobacterial growth in reservoirs (Sept 2008)

RR 60: Screening Assays for Water-borne Toxicants (Jul 2008)

RR 6I: Cylindrospermopsin Mechanisms of Toxicity and Genotoxicity (Jul 2008)

RR 64: Biological Filtration Processes for the Removal of Algal Metabolites (Aug 2008)

RR 66: Optimisation of Cylindrospermopsin Toxicity Assay (Jan 2008)

RR 67: A Practical Guide to Reservoir Management (May 2009)

RR 73: Taste and Odours in Reservoirs (Mar 2010)

RR: 74 Management Strategies for Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae): a Guide for Water Utilities (Jun 2010)

CRC WQT Occasional Papers relating to cyanobacteria

Occasional Paper 2: Priorities for Algal Research in Australia (Mar 1998)

Occasional Paper 4:   Blue-Green Algae: Their Significance and Management within Water Supplies (Feb 2002)

Occasional Paper 9:   Biological Filtration, Ozone and Activated Carbon (Nov 2003)

State agencies, particularly those with responsibility for or oversight of water or health will publish notices and fact sheets relevant to their jurisdiction. If you are seeking information about a specific region or location, a state agency may be able to assist.

Links to State agencies with useful information on cyanobacteria

NSW Department of Primary Industries - Water

NSW Health

Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Blue-green algae

Victorian Department of Health - BGA