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Research Outcomes | Project 1156

Learn about the research outcomes of Project 1156. Pathogen risk associated with dead animals in treated water assets/storage tanks

Project 1156:  Pathogen risks associated with dead animals in treated water assets/storage tanks.

Join the webinar for a knowledge sharing event about the outcomes of Project 1156

Cryptosporidium and Giardia are important protozoan parasites that infect a wide range of hosts and are resistant to chlorine residuals typically used to disinfect drinking water from recontamination in storage water tanks. Currently, the public health implications of finding dead animals in treated water storage tanks are not clearly understood.

This project collated and summarised all available information on what is known about the prevalence of zoonotic Cryptosporidium and Giardia species in bats, birds, cats, dogs, frogs, reptiles, marsupials, rabbits and rodent, and examined the available evidence on differences in zoonotic species between animals in urban and rural settings. Knowledge gaps that need to be filled with respect to pathogen risk were identified and, where sufficient evidence was available, advice on the human health risk associated with the identification of each of these animal groups in treated water storage assets was provided.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the key project outcomes, including the final recommendations.  Attendees will get a good understanding of the current knowledge base and how these recommendations can support the water industry’s critical role of delivering safe drinking water to the public.


This event is FREE and exclusively for WaterRA members. We encourage our Utility members to attend.

Registration is open - please login or create an account to register and be sure to proceed to checkout to confirm your registration.

30/05/2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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