DESIGN (Detection of Environmental Sources of Infectious diseases in Groundwater Networks)

DESIGN (Detection of Environmental Sources of Infectious diseases in Groundwater Networks)

Researcher Name: Jean O’Dwyer

Email: Jean.ODwyer@ucc.ie

Telephone number: +353(0)21 490 4564

Funding Body: Environmental Protection Agency

Project type:  Postdoc

Period: 01/03/2019 – 28/02/2020

 

Project description:

The overall goal of the DESIGN project is to identify and evaluate current & developing methods for the identification of pathogen sources; aiding in the understanding of contamination pathways of waterborne infectious diseases in the Irish subsurface environment. Additionally, DESIGN aims to assess the contamination status of private wells in the Republic of Ireland with both Verotoxigenic producing E. coli and Cryptosporidium, providing a stepping stone towards the development of bespoke groundwater management strategies to move towards a Healthy Ireland.

 

 

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork

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