beach survey Articles

  • Beach communications: a need for evaluation of current approaches

    Aims: Programs to notify the public about water quality at beaches are developed at the state and local levels. We sought to characterize the messages and message delivery options in use, and information about the effectiveness of these beach notification programs. Methods: A telephone survey of 37 US state, tribal and territorial and 18 county, city or local beach programs was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Beach erosion solution

    WKC provided a major, international hotel chain with a solution for their beach erosion problems at one of their flagship hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE. One of WKC’s valued clients operates a prime, waterfront hotel that sits beside an artificially dredged coastline, with guests enjoying a carefully sculpted beach. Over time, it had become evident that the beach was being ...


    By WKC Group

  • Amplification of Indicator Bacteria in Organic Debris on Southern California Beaches

    INTRODUCTION Certain recreational beaches in southern California frequently exceed state water quality standards for indicator bacteria (total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus). In San Diego County, two sites have been particularly problematic: Mission Bay, a large coastal embayment; and Dog Beach at the mouth of the San Diego River. Recent studies designed to investigate sources of ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Assessing Risk Information Concerning Coastal Runoff

    Executive Summary In coastal urban watersheds, runoff from the landscape eventually reaches the ocean. If beaches along the ocean are used for recreation, three vital and interrelated questions arise. First, whether and to what extent does urban runoff degrade the quality of ocean water that is used for recreation? Second, to what extent docs this runoff-related ocean pollution pose a ...

  • Evaluation of Changes in Water Quality and Urban Runoff in the Buck Gully Watershed, California, through the use of Weatherbased Irrigation Control

    ABSTRACT The Buck Gully watershed is located in the Newport Coast area of California. Buck Gully is located in a coastal canyon which drains into an area designated as a State Water Quality Protection Area (formerly Area of Special Biological Significance). The adjacent coastal land is designated as a Critical Coastal Area. The upper portion of the watershed is in the Newport Coast area, and ...

  • Waterborne transmission of Giardia and Cryptosporidium at river beaches in Southern Europe (Portugal)

    Giardia and Cryptosporidium are the most frequent enteric protozoa causing gastroenteritis in humans worldwide. Intense recreational activity at Portuguese river beaches triggered the opportunity for a 2-year seasonal survey of 19 large river basin beaches. A total of 74 samples were collected and processed according to USEPA Method 1623 to detect ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • River Survey Bude Cornwall UK - Case Study

    STS were invited by the UK Environment Agency to conduct a survey of a small river running onto one of the bathing beaches at Bude Cornwall. The area is renowned for its clean beaches and is very popular with both families and surfers alike. There were therefore two driving factors behind ensuring that the water discharging to the beach was clean. Firstly that it met the required ...

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