Microbial water quality of recreational and drinking water reservoirs

Speaker: Prof. Marina Tediashvili, Head of Biology Department, University of Georgia

Microbiological aspects of water quality will be discussed: indicators of microbial pollution of drinking and recreational water; Water borne infections; abundance of microbial communities in different water bodies; microbiome and phagome of marine and freshwater aquatic systems; influence of environmental factors on abundance and diversity of bacteria and bacteriophages in water reservoirs; Phage-based techniques for microbial source tracking and for sanitation of water reservoirs;