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Document Type: Article (Literature review, Editorial)
Title: A commentary on recent water safety initiatives in the context of water utility risk management.
Authors: Hamilton, Paul D.
Gale, Paul
Pollard, Simon J. T.
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Paul D. Hamilton, Paul Gale, Simon J.T. Pollard, A commentary on recent water safety initiatives in the context of water utility risk management, Environment International, Volume 32, Issue 8, December 2006, Pages 958-966.
Abstract: Over the last decade, suppliers of drinking water have recognised the limitations of relying solely on end-product monitoring to ensure safe water quality and have sought to reinforce their approach by adopting preventative strategies where risks are proactively identified, assessed and managed. This is leading to the development of water safety plans; structured 'route maps' for managing risks to water supply, from catchment to consumer taps. This paper reviews the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedure on which many water safety plans are based and considers its appropriateness in the context of drinking water risk management. We examine water safety plans in a broad context, looking at a variety of monitoring, optimisation and risk management initiatives that can be taken to improve drinking water safety. These are cross-compared using a simple framework that facilitates an integrated approach to water safety. Finally, we look at how risk management practices are being integrated across water companies and how this is likely to affect the future development of water safety plans.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2006.06.001
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