Abstracts of the presentations given on Tuesday, 24 July 2007, in Session 3 of the UCOWR Conference.


This paper presents Massachusetts as a case study for linking public health data of waterborne diseases with sources of drinking water, potential recreational exposures, as well as hydrologic, climatic, and land use data. Information of reported illnesses from known waterborne pathogens will be synthesized and the relationship of confirmed illnesses will be compared with available hydrologic data. The goal is to develop a pathogen vulnerability index for Massachusetts waters to improve estimates of exposure to pathogens given watershed conditions.