Please join the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the National Swimming Pool Foundation for this one-half day training dedicated to Recreational Water Safety and Rapid Methods for Beach Monitoring.
Registration is required.
Culture-based methods are commonly used to monitor beach water quality. However, molecular methods that measure DNA are becoming more affordable. There are 6 labs in Michigan and at least 10 more that will be running Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (QPCR) methods for beach water testing. This training session will introduce the concepts of QPCR methods, the applications, and specifically, the costs, methods, and set up of equipment for beach water testing. Lab staff are especially invited to attend to discuss methods, costs, and equipment with experts that are familiar with the method. Demonstrations of the method will be provided either live or by video.
This event is being sponsored by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
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