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Monitoring Bathing Waters: A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Jamie Bartram and Gareth Rees

336 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Nov 1999 | #105238 | ISBN: 0419243801
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $76/€71 approx
Hardback | Nov 1999 | #121452 | ISBN: 0419243704
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About this book

Lakes, rivers and seas are used for a variety of recreational activities including swimming, diving, fishing and sailing. If these activities are to be enjoyed safely, attention must be given to health hazards such as sewage pollution and excessive growth of toxic cyanobacteria, as well as to the prevention of accidents. This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters with a medical, scientific, managerial or engineering background, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, students and special interest groups. Nicholas Ashbolt, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Jamie Bartram, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland. Juan Borrego, University of Malaga, Spain. Raymond Briggs, Roben Centre for Public and Envi


Contents

Introduction. Design of monitoring programmes and assessments. Resourcing and implementation. Quality Assurance. Management frameworks. Public participation and communication. Physical hazards, drowning and communication. Sanitary inspection and microbiolocal water quality. Cyanobacteria and algae. Other biological, physical and chemical hazards. Aesthetic aspects. Epidemiology.

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