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Record number 415330
Title Quantifying the impact of climate change on enteric waterborne pathogen concentrations in surface water
Author(s) Hofstra, N.
Source Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3 (2011)6. - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 471 - 479.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2011.10.006
Department(s) Environmental Systems Analysis Group
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) escherichia-coli concentrations - comparative risk-assessment - hydrologic catchment model - time-series analysis - infectious-diseases - ambient-temperature - source tracking - human health - land-use - bacteriological quality
Abstract Climate change, among other factors, will impact waterborne pathogen concentrations in surface water worldwide, possibly increasing the risk of diseases caused by these pathogens. So far, the impacts are only determined qualitatively and thorough quantitative estimates of future pathogen concentrations have not yet been made. This review shows how changes in temperature and precipitation influence pathogen concentrations and gives opportunities to quantitatively explore the impact of climate change on pathogen concentrations using examples from ecological and hydrological modelling, already available statistical and process-based pathogen models and climate change scenarios. Such applications could indicate potential increased waterborne pathogen concentrations and guide further research
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