MSU Center for Water Sciences
The Pathogen Workshop Series is part of the Center's Water Fellows Program. It was designed to bring together nationally renowned water scientists and individuals (Water Fellows) who have an interest and stake in the future of water in the State of Michigan. The purpose of the workshop series was to learn about sources, pathways, and impacts of pathogens in water and to discuss potential solutions. Our goals were to characterize the issues regarding pathogens in Michigan, examine methods and solutions to address those issues, and to develop a framework for monitoring pathogens.
The products from the Pathogen Workshop series, including the report Waterborne Pathogens: Where Michigan Stands Now and Recommendations for Our Future, were released at a joint committee meeting of the House Committee on Great Lakes and Environment and Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment on Wednesday May 14th, 2008. Click here for the press release.
Media contact: Dr. Joan Rose
The Water Fellows and Executive Steering Committee produced a report and series of fact sheets based on the workshops. Click the links below to download copies (all pdf files):
Report: Waterborne Pathogens: Where Michigan Stands Now & Recommendations for Our Future
Fact Sheet 1: Waterborne Pathogens in Michigan
Fact Sheet 2: Sources of Waterborne Pathogens in Michigan
Fact Sheet 3: Harmful Algal Blooms
Fact Sheet 4: Microbial Source Tracking
Fact Sheet 5: Transport of Pathogens from Fecal Sources to Beaches & Drinking Water
Fact Sheet 6: Rapid Detection & Predictive Modeling of Pathogens in Water
All public lectures were held at 9:00-10:30 am at the MSU Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing except on May 11. The May 11 lecture was held at the GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute's Lake Michigan Center in Muskegon.
The public seminars will be webcast live and then archived for viewing at a later time. Please see wmsu.org or click the above links for the WebCast listed under each workshop. If you are unable to join us in person, please log on to the webcast.
The webcasts will be archived so that you can watch them at any time.