Climate change may affect drinking water quality

Maria Valdivia-Garcia’s research on climate change impacts on drinking water quality has been published in Scientific Reports. Her work shows that an increase in mean summer temperatures will likely increase the formation of disinfection by-products in drinking water treatment, especially for regions with extensive peat land in drinking water catchments. Such an increase has major implications to potable water around the world, either an increased health risk or increased water treatment costs to maintain an equivalent quality potable supply. Article



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