About the book
Water is a very important resource that is critical for survival of all forms of life in the three domains namely archaea, bacteria, and eukarya. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), clean accessible water is possible for all because there is sufficient fresh water to go round but due to bad economics and poor infrastructure, many people die yearly from diseases associated with water supply. This is why WHO is now focused on clean water and sanitation as a development goal in order to improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world. Though issues of unsanitary water are less common in the developed world, sporadic outbreak of water borne pathogenic bacteria in public places like hotels, resorts and along the food supply chain are often reported. This can cause economic losses for those infected and companies where the outbreak occurred. Close monitoring of water bacteria is therefore important to help reduce outbreak of water borne infections. This book aims to generate a better understanding of bacteria that contaminate various water systems. A holistic approach adopted for the content is such that bacteria from different water sources shall be explored.