Water Quality Evaluation: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Surface Water

Dovile Lileikyte, Olga Belous


Task of this article is to discuss the risk of blue green algal bloom to public health and to compare water quality assessment standards of surface waters among the EU Member States: France, Germany and Lithuania, drawing attention to the EU Water Framework Directive and its aims. Influence of toxic cyanobacteria on human health and the need of more detailed measures of concentration of cyanobacteria in surface waters are pointed out.

This article was prepared with a contribution from EU FP7 project "GENESIS".


EU Water Framework Directive, cyanobacteria, surface water, WHO guidelines

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Print ISSN: 1392-1649
Online ISSN: 2029-2139