Journal article

Implementation of quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) for public drinking water supplies: Systematic review

Christopher EL Owens, Mark L Angles, Peter T Cox, Paul M Byleveld, Nicholas J Osborne, Md Bayzid Rahman

Water Research | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

In the more than 15 years since its introduction, quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) has become a widely used technique for assessing population health risk posed by waterborne pathogens. However, the variation in approaches taken for QMRA in relation to drinking water supply is not well understood. This systematic review identifies, categorises, and critically synthesises peer-reviewed and academic case studies of QMRA implementation for existing distributed public drinking water supplies. Thirty-nine English-language, peer-reviewed and academic studies published from 2003 to 2019 were identified. Key findings were synthesised in narrative form. The overall designs of the include..

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