Assessing the Impact of Climate Change and Land Use Variation on Microbial Transport Using Watershed Scale-modeling

Description: 

The scientific community accepts that global climate change (CC) will affect the dispersion of microbial organisms in the environment. Risks posed by the transport of these organisms to future communities may be very different than those posed today. A shift in health risks may also be linked to climate driven land-use change, which may alter both microbial loadings to receiving waters and human exposure pathways. Uncertainty surrounding microbial fate and transport renders the assessment of CC effects on waterborne pathogens complex and difficult to forecast.

Objective

To use watershed modeling to predict the impacts of future climate change and land management scenarios on microbial water quality.

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Original Publication Year: 
2013
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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