Water Quality Evaluation: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Surface Water

  • Dovile Lileikyte
  • Olga Belous
Keywords: EU Water Framework Directive, cyanobacteria, surface water, WHO guidelines

Abstract

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".

Author Biographies

Dovile Lileikyte
Ecology department, KlaipÄ—da university Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Olga Belous
Ecology department, KlaipÄ—da university Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Published
2011-03-18
Section
Experience, reviews, discussions