Hygienic Aspects of a Recreational Water-Body

  • Wolfgang ZoufalEmail author
Part of the Aquatic Ecology Series book series (AQEC, volume 10)


The recreational use of surface waters always has been and still is a matter of grand concern for Viennese people. As bathing is most popular in Alte Donau, there is a focus on the hygienic aspect of monitoring water quality. In this chapter general, legal and operational facts are given and the hygienic status in the year 1986 is compared with a recent period. As hygienic water quality in general is excellent in Alte Donau some rare singular events are depicted.


Bathing Water hygiene Indicator organisms Water quality management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna Municipal Department 39, IFUM – Laboratories of Environmental Medicine (head: T. Nadiotis-Tsaka)ViennaAustria

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