North America: Cyanotoxin guide published
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) have released a guide and additional resources to help water professionals detect and control cyanotoxins, the algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality. Additionally, the two have recently released additional resources designed to assist the utility community with understanding, planning for, and responding to cyanotoxins events. The recently launched WRF video, Understanding Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins, provides a utility perspective on the latest in source-water protection, monitoring, detection and treatment of cyanotoxins. Additional WRF resources can be found in the Cyanotoxins Knowledge Portal. The AWWA report, Cyanotoxins in US Drinking Water: Occurrence, Case Studies and State Approaches to Regulation, summarizes available state data on occurrence and the strategies employed by the states to respond to cyanotoxin incidents. A suite of additional tools and reports on cyanotoxins is available on the AWWA Cyanotoxins Resource Page.