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Management of incidents affecting drinking water quality 

Management of incidents affecting drinking water quality
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Management of incidents affecting drinking water quality
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Gary Lau

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0080
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date: 18 September 2019

Chapter 11 explains the processes and guidelines for the provision of safe public water supply in England and Wales, the roles of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), local authorities, and the water utilities, the importance of good analytical support and toxicological advice, plus inter-agency assistance and effective communications in the event of the chemical contamination of public water supplies, gives examples of chemical water contamination incidents and evaluate the manner in which investigations were carried out, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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