(Michigan State University) Humans aren’t the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide.
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Water Research Australia News 25 June 2015
Stuart Khan from UNSW, currently on sabbatical in Germany, represented WaterRA at a recent GWRC workshop – “Fate and Occurrence of Emerging Contaminants and Pathogens” in Karlsruhe (Germany) in early June. He has prepared this report on the meeting. Major identified themes included microplastics, antibiotic resistance, risk assessment, microbial indicators,
an emerging contaminants research prioritisation decision making framework; and support for the standardisation of molecular methods for pathogen assessment.
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EurekAlert 18 June 2015
A George Washington University professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. This minute quantity can be conceptualized as 10 times below a billionth of a billionth of a teaspoon of water.