Source Water Quality Variation and Modeling
Principle Investigators: Prof. Azit Mazumder, University of Victoria; Prof. Manuel Rodriguez, Laval University;Prof. Rehan Sadiq, UBC; Prof. Charles Haynes, UBC.
- Develop robust tools to monitor and detect the types and concentrations of bacterial pathogens using state-of-the-art genomic approaches;
- Develop predictive and forecast models showing how climate variability affects water quality (pathogens, turbidity and chemicals) among highly variable regional climate scenarios in Canada;
- Assess how climate variability and associated changes in chemical and microbial water quality alters community vulnerability to waterborne pathogens;
- Assess how seasonally and inter-annually variable source water quality challenges the effectiveness of treatment and disinfection in different parts of Canada;
- Use our results to assist communities (operators and managers) to understand how climate variability will affect their water and how the communities could develop adaptation strategies.