Chapter 8. Catchment to Coast Systems – Managing Microbial Pollutants for Bathing and Shellfish Harvesting Waters

  1. Robert C. Ferrier4 and
  2. Alan Jenkins5
  1. David Kay1,
  2. Adrian McDonald2,
  3. Carl Stapleton1,
  4. Mark Wyer1 and
  5. John Crowther3

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch8

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Kay, D., McDonald, A., Stapleton, C., Wyer, M. and Crowther, J. (2009) Catchment to Coast Systems – Managing Microbial Pollutants for Bathing and Shellfish Harvesting Waters, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 5

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Research into Environment and Health, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3DB, UK

  2. 2

    Faculty of Environment, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

  3. 3

    Centre for Research into Environment and Health, Lampeter, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672

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Keywords:

  • catchment to coast systems – microbial pollutant management of shellfish harvesting waters;
  • catchment management impact on coastal and estuarine waters and pollutant loadings;
  • emerging catchment paradigm and new tools and approaches;
  • farm-based best management practices (BMPs) and point source control strategies;
  • faecal indicator organisms (FIOs) for recreational and shellfish compliance assessment;
  • quantitative microbial source apportionment (QMSA);
  • ‘dry weather flow’ (DWF);
  • flow to full treatment or FFT;
  • WFD implementation and FIO modelling approaches;
  • Microbial source tracking (MST)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Current Perspectives

  • New Scientific Insights

  • Future Research

  • References