A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria

Alexandria B. Boehm, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, John M. Colford, Lee E. Dunbar, Lora E. Fleming, Mark A. Gold, Joel A. Hansel, Paul R. Hunter, Audrey M. Ichida, Charles D. McGee, Jeffrey A. Soller, Stephen B. Weisberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

117 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is committed to developing new recreational water quality criteria for coastal waters by 2012 to provide increased protection to swimmers. We review the uncertainties and shortcomings of the current recreational water quality criteria, describe critical research needs for the development of new criteria, as well as recommend a path forward for new criteria development. We believe that among the most needed research needs are the completion of epidemiology studies in tropical waters and in waters adversely impacted by urban runoff and animal feces, as well as studies aimed to validate the use of models for indicator and pathogen concentration and health risk predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Water and Health
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Water Quality
water quality
Water
epidemiology
feces
health risk
coastal water
United States Environmental Protection Agency
pathogen
runoff
Research
Feces
water
Uncertainty
animal
Epidemiology
prediction
Health
need
sea

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Indicators
  • Pathogens
  • Risk
  • Swimming
  • Water criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Boehm, A. B., Ashbolt, N. J., Colford, J. M., Dunbar, L. E., Fleming, L. E., Gold, M. A., ... Weisberg, S. B. (2009). A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria. Journal of Water and Health, 7(1), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2009.122

A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria. / Boehm, Alexandria B.; Ashbolt, Nicholas J.; Colford, John M.; Dunbar, Lee E.; Fleming, Lora E.; Gold, Mark A.; Hansel, Joel A.; Hunter, Paul R.; Ichida, Audrey M.; McGee, Charles D.; Soller, Jeffrey A.; Weisberg, Stephen B.

In: Journal of Water and Health, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.12.2009, p. 9-20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boehm, AB, Ashbolt, NJ, Colford, JM, Dunbar, LE, Fleming, LE, Gold, MA, Hansel, JA, Hunter, PR, Ichida, AM, McGee, CD, Soller, JA & Weisberg, SB 2009, 'A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria', Journal of Water and Health, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 9-20. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2009.122
Boehm AB, Ashbolt NJ, Colford JM, Dunbar LE, Fleming LE, Gold MA et al. A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria. Journal of Water and Health. 2009 Dec 1;7(1):9-20. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2009.122
Boehm, Alexandria B. ; Ashbolt, Nicholas J. ; Colford, John M. ; Dunbar, Lee E. ; Fleming, Lora E. ; Gold, Mark A. ; Hansel, Joel A. ; Hunter, Paul R. ; Ichida, Audrey M. ; McGee, Charles D. ; Soller, Jeffrey A. ; Weisberg, Stephen B. / A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria. In: Journal of Water and Health. 2009 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 9-20.
@article{163964f9005443069d459c372d734373,
title = "A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria",
abstract = "The United States Environmental Protection Agency is committed to developing new recreational water quality criteria for coastal waters by 2012 to provide increased protection to swimmers. We review the uncertainties and shortcomings of the current recreational water quality criteria, describe critical research needs for the development of new criteria, as well as recommend a path forward for new criteria development. We believe that among the most needed research needs are the completion of epidemiology studies in tropical waters and in waters adversely impacted by urban runoff and animal feces, as well as studies aimed to validate the use of models for indicator and pathogen concentration and health risk predictions.",
keywords = "Epidemiology, Indicators, Pathogens, Risk, Swimming, Water criteria",
author = "Boehm, {Alexandria B.} and Ashbolt, {Nicholas J.} and Colford, {John M.} and Dunbar, {Lee E.} and Fleming, {Lora E.} and Gold, {Mark A.} and Hansel, {Joel A.} and Hunter, {Paul R.} and Ichida, {Audrey M.} and McGee, {Charles D.} and Soller, {Jeffrey A.} and Weisberg, {Stephen B.}",
year = "2009",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.2166/wh.2009.122",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "9--20",
journal = "Journal of Water and Health",
issn = "1477-8920",
publisher = "IWA Publishing",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria

AU - Boehm, Alexandria B.

AU - Ashbolt, Nicholas J.

AU - Colford, John M.

AU - Dunbar, Lee E.

AU - Fleming, Lora E.

AU - Gold, Mark A.

AU - Hansel, Joel A.

AU - Hunter, Paul R.

AU - Ichida, Audrey M.

AU - McGee, Charles D.

AU - Soller, Jeffrey A.

AU - Weisberg, Stephen B.

PY - 2009/12/1

Y1 - 2009/12/1

N2 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency is committed to developing new recreational water quality criteria for coastal waters by 2012 to provide increased protection to swimmers. We review the uncertainties and shortcomings of the current recreational water quality criteria, describe critical research needs for the development of new criteria, as well as recommend a path forward for new criteria development. We believe that among the most needed research needs are the completion of epidemiology studies in tropical waters and in waters adversely impacted by urban runoff and animal feces, as well as studies aimed to validate the use of models for indicator and pathogen concentration and health risk predictions.

AB - The United States Environmental Protection Agency is committed to developing new recreational water quality criteria for coastal waters by 2012 to provide increased protection to swimmers. We review the uncertainties and shortcomings of the current recreational water quality criteria, describe critical research needs for the development of new criteria, as well as recommend a path forward for new criteria development. We believe that among the most needed research needs are the completion of epidemiology studies in tropical waters and in waters adversely impacted by urban runoff and animal feces, as well as studies aimed to validate the use of models for indicator and pathogen concentration and health risk predictions.

KW - Epidemiology

KW - Indicators

KW - Pathogens

KW - Risk

KW - Swimming

KW - Water criteria

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=64049117435&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=64049117435&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2166/wh.2009.122

DO - 10.2166/wh.2009.122

M3 - Article

C2 - 18957771

AN - SCOPUS:64049117435

VL - 7

SP - 9

EP - 20

JO - Journal of Water and Health

JF - Journal of Water and Health

SN - 1477-8920

IS - 1

ER -