CYANOCOST.net infographic showing its visibility in 2017

CYANOCOST.net is one year old !

The website was live in January 2017, powered by wordpress.com. The website analytics for 2017 show that the number of visitors were 4211 with 6823 views (on average 1.62 views per visitor). Visitors landed on CYANOCOST.net from as many as 104 different countries, including many countries that are not represented in the Cyanocost network. Surprisingly, the website was -by far- mostly viewed from USA and it had also many views from countries not participating formally in the network, e.g. India, Brazil, Canada, Australia and others. Most visitors link to CYANOCOST.net through facebook, search engines and twitter (CYANOCOST has now more than 1000 followers in facebook and twitter).

You can view the Infographic with CYANOCOST.net analytics for 2017.

Stay tuned in 2018 for more CYANOCOST dissemination !

 

Decision Support Tool for the development of a setting-specific strategy from catchment to consumer against the occurrence of cyanotoxins in drinking-water

A decision support tool (DST) for the development of a system-specific strategy to avoid the occurrence of cyanotoxins in drinking water has been developed by the German Environment Agency (UBA). The DST is available on-line at the CYANOCENTER-UBA website.

This DST has been developed for:

  1. Water suppliers interested in assessing the cyanotoxin risk in their supply system.
  2. Public health authorities responsible for surveillance who suspect a cyanotoxin risk in water supply system(s) and/or via exposure activities, such as recreation.
  3. Environmental authorities planning a risk assessment or measures for water-body management and who are interested in a prognosis of the water-body’s reaction in relation to cyanobacterial proliferation.

“This DST is based on results from several projects on toxic cyanobacteria funded by the Ministry for Education and Science (Germany) and the European Union (e.g. PEPCY, NOSTOTOX, CYANOCOST) and has been developed during these projects by Verena Niesel, Jutta Fastner, Wolfgang Wenzel and Ingrid Chorus from the Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin. The support of Geoffrey Codd especially with the English version is gratefully acknowledged.” (From the CYANOCENTER-UBA website).

You can access the DST here.

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