ACHHRA’s work in water quality
ACHHRA has contributed to:
- The health risk assessment framework which underpins the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
- Development of a risk assessment framework for recycled water.
- Health risk assessments relating to recreational water use.
- Cryptosporidium infestations and related water-borne disease organisms.
- Algal, cyanobacterial and dinoflagellate toxins.
- Legionella contamination of various water sources.
- Public health risks associated with domestic storage tanks and roof-water collections.
- Groundwater sources heavily contaminated with arsenic.
ACHHRA also works in close cooperation with Water Quality Research Australia.
- ACHHRA has been part of a Queensland Water Commission Expert Panel assisting the Queensland Government to introduce purified recycled water in an Indirect Potable Reuse scheme in Brisbane.
- ACCHRA has been assisting the Victorian DHS in developing public health criteria for managing algal blooms in the Gippsland lakes district.
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