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BGS-UKRI briefing note: tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) as a rapid in-situ screening tool for assessing faecal contamination risk in groundwater

Lapworth, D.J.; Sorensen, J.P.R.. 2018 BGS-UKRI briefing note: tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) as a rapid in-situ screening tool for assessing faecal contamination risk in groundwater. Wallingford, UK, British Geological Survey, 6pp. (OR/18/058) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Faecally contaminated drinking water, a leading cause of diarrhoeal diseases, is currently consumed by an estimated 1.8 million people globally1. Diarrhoeal diseases are a leading cause of death for children under five years old2,3. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for universal access to safe drinking water. Groundwater is a major source of drinking water globally1 – in many regions it is the only source of drinking water in the dry season – and faecal contamination of groundwater remains a major concern. There is now strong evidence for the suitability of tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) for assessing the risk of faecal contamination in groundwater. TLF provides a robust and rapid in-situ screening tool to enable more rapid monitoring of drinking water quality to help assess progress towards SDG 6.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Point source pollution, Groundwater quality, International development
Date made live: 04 Dec 2018 09:50 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/521783

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