The Water Research Foundation Publishes New Guidance on Cyanotoxins

Apr 9, 2018

Denver, CO – The Water Research Foundation has published two new research reports on cyanotoxins, the algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality. These reports provide the latest guidance on communicating with utility customers about cyanotoxins, synthesize the existing knowledge, and identify the latest research gaps.

Development of a Risk Communication Tool Kit for Cyanotoxins (#4697) provides templates and tools for utilities, regulatory agencies, and water professionals to better communicate about the risks associated with cyanotoxins in drinking water supplies. This report, published in January 2018, describes specific attributes of a cyanotoxin risk management framework that can create potential communication barriers, for example the complexity of the EPA health guidance and the uncertainty inherent in monitoring and testing timing and protocol. The report also includes linguistic research, which was used to develop recommended health advisory/alert language. A webcast with preliminary project findings was held in June 2017, and is available for on-demand viewing.

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