Project #4599

Demonstration of QMRA to Estimate Health Risks of Pathogens in Drinking Water

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Mary Smith
Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC


The project entailed the completion and documentation of quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRA) of two drinking water treatment plants in the United Kingdom and reporting of related research. The project developed risk-based monitoring plans and statistical analysis of pathogen data collected to date. The final report includes a summary of engineering assessment guidance document preparation and outcomes, compilation of QMRA reports for each plant, write-ups on research elements of the project, and general conclusions regarding the use of the Health Canada QMRA model and potential improvements in either the model or data collection. Published in 2017.