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The Viraqua Project - Investigating the origin and fate of human pathogenic viruses in the freshwater-marine continuum

The datasets produced by the Viraqua Project comprise pH, conductivity, turbidity and virus concentration data from field and experimental measurements. The Viraqua project studies the behaviour of human enteric viruses in aquatic environment and monitors their seasonal and diurnal concentration changes in treated and raw wastewater, river and estuarine water, sediment and shellfish. The project started in June 2015 and will complete in December 2018. The consortium comprises Bangor University, the University of Liverpool, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). The key stakeholders involved represents the water industry, policy makers, regulators, nature conservation and public health. The field experiments for the project were conducted in the Conwy catchment and estuary, North Wales, UK. The Viraqua Project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under the Environmental Microbiology and Human Health (EMHH) Programme (NE/M010996/1).
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