March 2022 – Canadian Public Health Association
In this Infectious Disease & Climate Change Webinar Series presentation, Dr. Jordan Tustin, Dr. Ian Young and Dr. Johanna Sanchez of Ryerson University present on the risk that poor recreational water quality poses of acute gastrointestinal illness to beachgoers.
The presenters discuss their analysis of surveillance data from popular Canadian beaches to identify environmental factors associated with higher levels of fecal pollution. Based on these findings, novel predictive models are being developed to make real-time, risk-based decisions about possible recreational water health risks in different freshwater and marine beach settings.
Go to resource: Epidemiological and predictive modelling of recreational water quality risks at Canadian beaches