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Microbiology for Clean Water Professionals

Duration: 3 half-days

Delivery: Online (live)

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Course details

This course offers water industry professionals comprehensive training on water microbiology, with an understanding of regulatory parameters, waterborne disease, and frontiers such as faecal pollution diagnostics.

Duration: 3 half-days

Delivery: Online (live)

Daisy Allen

Daisy Allen (MSc) is a Senior Consultant in Microbiology at WRc, with extensive experience in consulting, commercial, and research roles. She contributes to public health initiatives both nationally and internationally, focusing on microbiology workstreams related to current and emerging hazards, target identification, and risk-based decision-making.

Course overview

This training covers aspects of water quality management in the clean water supply system at a microbial level, to provide individuals with the knowledge and expertise in ensuring end-user water is compliant and poses no risk to environmental or public health. Upon course completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand regulatory standards
  • Understand risks and consequences
  • Think ahead to incorporate innovations in the field
  • Critically think and problem-solve to analyse water microbiology scenarios

    Who can benefit?

    Delegates may include those needing to develop and broaden their knowledge of water microbiology and water quality management to support their current role of future career. Individuals may be drawn from any area of business or service where the impact of water microbiology effects their decision making. Relevant roles may include those early in their microbiology career, biology graduates, middle managers, non-technical specialists and laboratory analysts. 

    Training outline

    The live online course is interactive, with a mix of lecture, group discussion, and exercises to facilitate an engaging learner experience. An end-of course multiple choice assessment effectively demonstrates knowledge transfer. Delivery is structured into three half-days of learning to allow delegates to take the course alongside work commitments.

    • Introduction to Water Microbiology: an overview to provide a broad understanding of the relevance of microbiology to the potable water industry.
    • Waterborne Disease: an insight into the hazards and risks associated with microbial contamination of water supply; delving into the historical cases of outbreaks and how they led to fundamental changes in water quality. Providing a view of what the future looks like, and what we need to look out for with the emergence of new pathogens. A focus on the hazards and control measures that are relevant to microbial risks in the water supply.  
    • Regulations and Compliance Parameters: Covering what regulatory microbial parameters there are and why they are pertinent to the water industry. Understanding at what levels these organisms are considered 'safe' or acceptable by regulatory and international standards. Investigating what detection methods may be used whilst critical thinking is applied to understand what limitations or challenges are associated with monitoring for these organisms. 
    • Frontiers: Exploring the exciting new developments in water microbiology, their application to the water sector and how this sector is essential to the benefit of environmental and public health whilst drawing upon the knowledge from previous modules. 

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        Our microbiology team has extensive experience the assessment and control of microbial risk across the water cycle for public and environmental health protection. They have helped their clients in implementing Water Safety Plans in line with WHO guidance and BS EN 15975-2, as well as explore state-of-the-art microbial source tracking techniques and evaluate microbial hazards associated with water re-use.

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