Managing Harmful Algal Blooms: From Data to Decisions

Begins: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 PM EDT
Ends: 26 Jul 2017 3:00 PM EDT
Presenter(s): Dr. Stephanie Smith - YSI Product Manager


Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have increased in both frequency and intensity in the last two decades, driven by climate change and activities that introduce growth-stimulating nutrients into waterways.

Concerns related to freshwater HABs range from the innocuous but unpleasant taste and odor compounds that find their way into drinking water, to fish kills and algal toxins that are harmful to human health. These consequences have increased the pressure upon researchers, watershed managers, water utility operators and public health professionals to closely monitor for the onset of HABs and prepare to respond.

Join Dr. Stephanie A. Smith as she provides a basic overview of bloom-forming algae, including a review of the toxins that are of human health concern.

Watch the Recorded Webinar., and you'll learn:

  • Which factors contribute to HABs and what makes HABs problematic
  • How biological, water quality, and metrological parameters can be monitored by responders to minimize the impact of HABs and human exposure
  • How unique pigments of algae allow for monitoring using fluorescence-based tools, ranging from handheld meters to satellites
  • The importance of monitoring water quality parameters that either lead to or result from HABs

Watch the Recorded Webinar.

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