Miami, FL, January 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Source Molecular Corporation’s presentation on the developments of Microbial Source Tracking (MST) at the webinar hosted by the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network (WQMCN) brought in the highest number of participants in the network’s history of online conferences.
Various organizations from across the country attended the California Water Boards’ webcast on fecal bacteria sources identification. Those who were not able to join the MST webinar on January 15, 2015, can still catch the recorded presentation made by Mauricio Larenas and Grace Anderson of Source Molecular on YouTube -- http://youtu.be/O21BPbb0iFg.
Mauricio started the presentation with a brief background about Source Molecular before moving on to explain about Microbial Source Tracking and the developments in the field such as Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, the California Microbial Source Identification Manual, and the tests patented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Human, Cattle and Dog. Mauricio quickly went through the process of how MST is applied to projects, from gathering information to sampling and test plans, to results and their interpretations. To help participants better understand the MST process, Mauricio cited case studies such as the San Juan Watershed Project, San Diego River Project and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)’s Beach Project.
The presentation was capped by a slew of questions sent in by participants expressing interest in knowing more about the MST technology. The hour-long webinar ended with an enthusiastic response.
Mauricio emphasized that it is Source Molecular’s intention to help water managers across the country improve water quality by assisting them in identifying the sources of fecal pollution. Through the webinar, Source Molecular sought to educate watershed practitioners on recent developments in Microbial Source Tracking and how they can be used to support bacteria pollution monitoring and remediation within TMDL implementation and NPDES stormwater discharge permitting.
About the Company
Source Molecular Corporation is a private commercial laboratory founded in 2002 with a mission to fill the void between source identification research and real-world implementation of the technology. Throughout the years, the Source Molecular microbiology laboratory has analyzed samples for hundreds of industrial plants, watershed management groups, state/federal government agencies, universities and engineering firms making it the leader in the Microbial Source Tracking (MST) industry. It can identify 13 different sources of fecal pollution -- Human, Cattle, Swine, Gull, Goose, Chicken, Dog, Deer, Elk, Horse, Bird, Beaver and Ruminant.