Source Molecular Attends 10th National Monitoring Conference

Top Quote Source Molecular shares bacteria source tracking lessons with water managers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 15, 2016 - Source Molecular Corporation participated in the 10th National Monitoring Conference held May 2-6, 2016, in Tampa, Florida.

    This biennial conference was planned and organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) and co-sponsored and facilitated by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). Source Molecular had previously attended the 9th National Monitoring Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2014.

    James Herrin represented Source Molecular at the conference, which was attended by water-quality monitoring professionals from around the country. Some of the topics featured at the conference were latest approaches for monitoring harmful algae blooms, nutrients, and cyanobacteria; assessing the quality of sensitive coastal areas; monitoring emerging and legacy contaminants; and assessing trends in water quality.

    There were more than 300 oral presentations and 70 poster presentations as well as a wide variety of panels, workshops, exhibits, networking sessions and field trips. One of the presentations of interest to Source Molecular was Jordan Wilson of USGS's "Microbial Source Tracking at a Freshwater Swimming Beach at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri."

    Mr. Herrin had much to share with fellow attendees particularly those from organizations dealing with high fecal bacteria counts in their water systems but the source is unknown. Source Molecular's laboratory specializes in the identification of fecal sources using microbial source tracking (MST) techniques. Identifying the source is the first step to solving the fecal contamination problem. If it remained unresolved, it could pose a serious health risk for the public as well as result in economic losses for industries relying on the water system.

    Source Molecular is committed to helping scientists and water managers restore and improve water quality. The laboratory has worked with stakeholders across the country in various source identification projects, which results led to the crafting of more targetted remediation plans.

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