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Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water
A Guide to their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management



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November 30, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
840 Pages - 101 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Cyanobacterial toxins are among the hazardous substances most widely found in water. They occur naturally, but concentrations hazardous to human health are usually due to human activity. Therefore, managing lakes, reservoirs and rivers to prevent cyanobacterial blooms is critical to protect human health.

This second edition of Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water presents the current state of knowledge on the occurrence of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, as well as their impacts on health through water-related exposure pathways, chiefly drinking-water and recreational activity. It provides scientific and technical background information to support hazard identification, assessment and prioritisation of the risks posed by cyanotoxins, and it outlines approaches for their management at each step of the water-use system. It sets out key practical considerations for developing management strategies, implementing efficient measures and designing monitoring programmes. This enables stakeholders to evaluate whether there is a health risk from toxic cyanobacteria and to mitigate it with appropriate measures.

The book is intended for those working on toxic cyanobacteria with a specific focus on public health protection. It intends to empower professionals from different disciplines to communicate and cooperate for sustainable management of toxic cyanobacteria, including public health workers, ecologists, academics, and catchment and waterbody managers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

2. Cyanobacterial toxins: Introduction

Jutta Fastner [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Andrew Humpage [Flinders University, Australia]

Emanuela Testai [Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy]

Nicholas J. Osborne [University of Sydney, Australia]

Neil Chernoff [United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA]

Elisabeth J. Faassen [Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands]

Donna J. Hill [US EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Triantafyllos Kaloudis [EYDAP - Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, Greece]

3. Introduction to Cyanobacteria

Leticia Vidal [Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay]

Andreas Ballot [NIVA - Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning, Norway]

Sandra M.F.O. Azevedo [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil]

Judit Padisák [Pannon Egyetem, Hungary]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

4. Understanding the Occurrence of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins

Bas W. Ibelings [Université de Genève, Switzerland]

Rainer Kurmayer [Universität Innsbruck, Austria]

Sandra M.F.O. Azevedo [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil]

Susanna A. Wood [Cawthron Institute, New Zealand]

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Helena L. Pound [University of Tennessee, USA]

Steven W. Wilhelm [University of Tennessee, USA]

Evanthia Mantzouki [Université de Genève, Switzerland]

Gary Jones [University of Canberra, Australia]

5. Exposure to Cyanotoxins: Understanding It and Short-term Interventions to Prevent It

Andrew Humpage [Flinders University, Australia. Andrew]

David Cunliffe [South Australia Health, Health Regulation and Protection, Australia]

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Emanuela Testai [Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy]

Wayne W. Carmichael [Wright State University, USA]

Bas W. Ibelings [Université de Genève, Switzerland]

Amanda Foss [GreenWater Laboratories, USA]

Sandra M.F.O. Azevedo [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil]

Daniel Dietrich [Universität Konstanz, Germany]

6. Assessing and Managing Cyanobacterial Risks in Water Use Systems

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Rory Moses McKeown [World Health Organisation, Switzerland]

7. Assessing and Controlling the Risk of Cyanobacterial Blooms: Nutrient Loads from the Catchment

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Matthias Zessner [Technische Universität Wien, Austria]

8. Assessing and Controlling the Risk of Cyanobacterial Blooms: Waterbody Conditions

Mike Burch [SA Water, Adelaide, Australia]

Justin Brookes [University of Adelaide, Australia]

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

9. Managing Cyanotoxin Risks at the Drinking Water Offtake

Justin Brookes [University of Adelaide, Australia]

Mike Burch [SA Water, Adelaide, Australia]

Gesche Grützmacher [Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany]

Sondra Klitzke [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

10. Controlling Cyanotoxin Occurrence: Drinking-water Treatment

Gayle Newcombe [University of South Australia, Australia]

Lionel Ho [Allwater, Water Industry Alliance, Adelaide, Australia]

Jose Capelo Neto [Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil]

11. Planning Monitoring Programmes for Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Blake A. Schaeffer [United States Environmental Protection Agency]

Erin Urquhart [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA]

12. Fieldwork: Site Inspection and Sampling

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Heather Raymond [Ohio State University, USA]

13. Laboratory Analyses of Cyanobacteria and Water Chemistry

Judit Padisák [Pannon Egyetem, Hungary]

Ingrid Chorus [Umweltbundesamt, Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Ressourcenschutz, Berlin, Germany]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Blahoslav Maršálek [Masarykova Univerzita, Czech Republic]

Rainer Kurmayer [Universität Innsbruck, Austria]

14. Laboratory Analysis of Cyanobacterial Toxins and Bioassays

Linda A. Lawton [Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom]

James S. Metcalf [Institute of Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, USA]

Bojana Žegura [NIB - Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo, Slovenia]

Ralf Junek [Umweltbundesamt, Germany]

Martin Welker [Independent consultant, Berlin, Germany]

Andrea Törökné [Knot Ltd., Hungary]

Ludek Bláha [Masaryk University, Republic]

15. Public Health Surveillance, Public Communication and Participation

Lesley V. D’Anglada [US EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Beatriz Brena [Universidad de la República de Uruguay

Raquel del Valle Bazán [Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina]

Rafael Bernardi [Ministerio de Vivienda, Uruguay]

Eduardo Andrés [Ministerio de Vivienda, Uruguay]

Elisa Dalgalarrondo [Ministerio de Vivienda, Uruguay]

Cesar García [Ministerio de Vivienda, Uruguay]

Natalia Jara [Ministerio de Vivienda, Uruguay]

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Biography

Martin Welker started his career as a plankton ecologist at the Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Berlin. His PhD thesis focused on cyanobacteria and their toxins, with a particular emphasis on the release and degradation of microcystins by biotic and abiotic processes. As a post-doc at the Technical University of Berlin and Institute Pasteur, Paris, he explored the diversity of cyanobacterial metabolites and their biosynthesis. In 2006, Martin joined AnagnosTec, contributing to the development of microbial identification systems for clinical diagnostics. In 2010, Martin joined bioMérieux as senior scientist where he works on clinical microbiological diagnostics and research.

Ingrid Chorus completed her PhD at the Technical University, Berlin, supporting a collaborative ecosystem study of a highly eutrophic urban lake, and in the 1980’s, she studied the restoration of lakes to from heavy eutrophication. In 1991, Ingrid became head of the German Federal Environment Agency’s unit on drinking-water resources and began her focus on cyanotoxin research and management. From 2007 until 2018, she led the agency’s Department for Drinking-Water and Swimming-Pool Hygiene. A key focus of her work was developing and implementing the WHO Water Safety Plan approach, particularly towards catchment and waterbody management.