Cloud to Coast (C2C) is a research project funded under the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Environmental Exposure & Health Initiative (EEHI), jointly funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), GR NE/I008306/1. C2C is being undertaken at the Universities of Sheffield, Aberystwyth and Cardiff. The academic partners are supported by a Scientific and Technical Management Board including representatives from United Utilities, the Environment Agency, CH2M HILL Halcrow, University of Lancaster, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Defra, the National Farmers Union and the Ribble Rivers Trust.
The research seeks to develop a new integrated model to predict the exposure to and the health impact assessment of pathogen risks, as indexed by Faecal Indicator Organisms (FIOs), in near-shore coastal waters.
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