Project #4657

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Cyanotoxins: Research Priorities for Drinking Water Protection

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Djanette Khiari
Cornwell Engineering Group
Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins
Utility Management


This project consolidated and synthesized the existing literature on cyanotoxins into a summary document, which was reviewed during a facilitated workshop held in Boulder, CO, in June 2016. Workshop participants included leading academics, governmental scientists, water utility representatives, and consultants. During the workshop, the participants identified research gaps and needs related to cyanotoxins in drinking water, which will be translated into a multi-year research agenda for WRF's Focus Area, entitled "Cyanobacterial Blooms and Cyanotoxins: Monitoring, Control, and Communication Strategies." Published in 2018.

The facilitated workshop presentations were recorded and can be viewed on WRF's Expert Symposiums page.

In addition, the facilitated workshop also resulted in an educational video about cyanotoxins, which can be viewed on YouTube.