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Characterizing the Effects of Supply Hours and Pressure of Intermittent Piped Water Supplies on Water Quality

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More than one billion people regularly receive water through distribution systems that are operated intermittently, i.e. for fewer than 24 hours per day, with an estimated 17 million waterborne disease cases potentially associated with this practice worldwide each year. This research is developing a fundamental understanding of the microbial ecology of intermittently operated water distribution systems to inform operational or construction risk reduction strategies. Funded by US NSF and EPSRC, this project is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Sheffield.

Sponsor

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

Research Themes

Infrastructure

Project Dates

Start Date : 01/01/2019
End Date : 31/12/2021 

People Involved

Professor Vanessa Speight
Professor Joby Boxall
Dr Isabel Douterelo Soler

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