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Freshwater microbiology research programme report: Pathogen occurrence and human health risk assessment analysis

Publication date:  November 2002
Publication reference number:  TR 122

This technical report outlines the outcomes and findings of the Freshwater Microbiological Research Programme. The main aim of this large multi-agency programme was to establish a scientifically-based framework that allowed robust guidelines to be set for freshwater contact recreation (see the Microbiological Water Quality Guidelines for Marine and Freshwater Recreational Areas).