Helen Bridle*

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This chapter concludes the book on waterborne pathogen monitoring, summarizing the main findings from the other chapters and looking forward to the future of waterborne pathogen monitoring. A background and overview of waterborne pathogens and the need for monitoring is given. Subsequently, the main findings of each chapter, summarizing the latest research literature, are discussed in the areas of sample processing and detection. Finally, a future perspective is provided. Here, suggestions of required developments and future research areas are discussed. The future is challenging to predict, but it seems clear a range of methods, offering different advantages, will be needed to meet the future requirements of waterborne pathogen monitoring. Many of the technologies discussed in the book offer a high degree of potential and there is unlikely to be one universal solution, given the wide range of pathogens to be detected and the different reasons why monitoring may be undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaterborne Pathogens
Subtitle of host publicationDetection Methods and Applications
EditorsHelen Bridle
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780444595430
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Detection
  • Emerging technologies
  • Future outlook
  • Monitoring
  • Sample processing
  • Waterborne pathogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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