Water Pollution Case Studies

 

The need for microbial standards for watercourses and the discharges into them – public health and water pollution

The UK has approximately 70,000 consented discharges from sewerage systems and yet there are no microbial standards for watercourses and the discharges into them.

Conference paper presented by Julian Jones and Professor Hugh Barr (Water21; Cranfield Postgraduate Medical School; Gloucestershire NHS) for the 3rd SWIFT-Water Framework Directive Workshop in collaboration with AQUATERRA, 15-16th May 2006, Barcelona, Spain.

Download the groundbreaking presentation here: Microbial Standards in Watercourses

Ruscombe Brook water quality study – water pollution

The Ruscombe Brook in Stroud is a small tributary of the River Frome. Here, there is localised flooding, water pollution associated sewer overflows, and low biodiversity. A Water21 post-graduate research study looked at the water quality and pollution issues in the catchment in 2007.

Click to download the report here: Ruscombe Brook water quality study