Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) – CEU: 0.7
NOTE: Participants will be required to have a version of Microsoft Excel installed on their computer and not to rely on online access providers. Reviewing raw data spreadsheets and accessing the QMRA model will be required, in order to the solve case studies that are included in this course.
This course will provide participants with an understanding of the QMRA process and its applications for drinking water. Through the use of The Health Canada model, participants will learn the key input data required, the impact of treatment failures and the effect of additional treatment barriers. The session will use a combination of case studies and group exercises to demonstrate the use of the QMRA model and interpretation of results. Participants will also learn the assumptions and limitations of QMRA, and review risk management concepts related to QMRA.
By the end of this session, participants will have gained an understanding of:
1. The risk and importance of microbial risk assessment
2. The QMRA process and key concepts
3. Health Canada’s model to calculate Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and interpret the results
This is an advanced course suitable for managers and senior drinking water personnel with an interest or responsibility for QMRA activities.
Delivery Methods Possible
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Visit WCWC’s Drinking Water Resource Library for resources used in this course.