Project #4912

Developing Guidance for Evaluation and Implementation for Control of HABs in Source Water

$537,975
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Eric
Wert
Research Manager
Dr. Djanette Khiari
Contractor
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins
Monitoring
Source Water Protection
Nutrients

Abstract

As cyanobacteria blooms become more prevalent, utilities need improved guidance on early detection programs and source water control strategies. To meet this need, this project will review available published information, survey utilities regarding practices, evaluate existing and innovative technologies for monitoring and treatment, and synthesize this information into a guidance document and decision trees utility managers can use to address potential harmful algal bloom events.