Management of livestock and their manure to reduce the risk of microbial transfers to water - the case for an interdisciplinary approach

Chadwick, D. and Fish, R and Oliver, D.M. and Heathwaite, L. and Hodgson, C. and Winter, M. (2008) Management of livestock and their manure to reduce the risk of microbial transfers to water - the case for an interdisciplinary approach. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 19 (5). pp. 240-247. ISSN 0924-2244. E-ISSN 1879-3053. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2008.01.011) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of the risk that livestock agriculture has for human exposure to pathogenic organisms from watercourses (including bathing waters or consumption of contaminated shellfish). The paper describes trends in livestock farming, the extent of microbial contamination of water, and what farmers can do to reduce transfers. A case is made for interdisciplinary and stakeholder approaches to assessing the risk of potential pathogen transfers. Conceptually, this requires integrating fixed social risk factors with fixed physical risk factors. Recognition of the uncertainties in the evidence base presents a challenge in communicating risk. But participatory approaches offer an opportunity to build consensus around potential programmes of action through deliberation by key stakeholder groups. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, North Wyke Research Station, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2SB, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Centre for Rural Policy Research, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon EX4 6TL, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Centre for Sustainable Water Management, Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1 4AP, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Robert Fish
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 10:52 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 10:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59886 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fish, R: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7198-0403
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