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Title: From catchment to consumer: safeguarding potable water supply through understanding contamination risks in source water catchments
Contributor(s): Smolders, Andrew Peter (author); Ryder, Darren  (supervisor); Vernes, Karl  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2015
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) Framework for the Management of Drinking Water Quality (NHMRC, NRMMC 2011) promotes a structured and systematic preventative management approach to assure safety of drinking water at point of supply. Central to the ADWG Framework are 12 Elements considered good practice by which to manage drinking water supply from catchment to tap. Application of key ADWG Elements to the treatment and distribution components of a water supply system tends to be relatively straightforward, but less so to the source water catchments and raw water reservoirs components. This can lead to a breakdown in the integrated approach for managing water contamination risks across all stages of water supply. Accordingly, the leading aim of this study was to practically demonstrate how Element 2 (Assessment of the drinking water supply system) of the ADWG framework can be applied to a source water catchment to improve recognition and knowledge of water quality at this key juncture in the water supply system.
Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 050206 Environmental Monitoring
060204 Freshwater Ecology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 410599 Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified
310304 Freshwater ecology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960807 Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 180303 Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
180301 Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Andrew Peter Smolders
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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