Antimicrobial Resistance in Environmental Waters

Edited by
April 2019
188 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03897-608-0 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03897-609-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Resistance in Environmental Waters that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

This Special Issue on Antimicrobial Resistance in Environmental Waters features 11 articles on the monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in natural aquatic systems (i.e., reservoirs, rivers), and effluent discharge from water treatment plants to assess the effectiveness of AMR removal and resulting loads in treated waters. Some of the key elements of AMR studies presented in this Special Issue highlight the underlying drivers of AMR contamination in the environment and the evaluation of the hazard imposed on aquatic organisms in receiving environments through ecological risk assessments. As described in this Issue, screening antimicrobial peptide (AMP) libraries for biofilm disruption and antimicrobial candidates are promising avenues for the development of new treatment options to eradicate resistance.

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Psl; exopolysaccharide; antimicrobial peptide (AMP); biofilm; EPS; antibiotic resistance genes; wastewater treatment; tertiary media filtration; antibiotics; river-reservoir system; water; sediment; risk assessment; antibiotics; Qingcaosha reservoir; risk assessment; bacterial community; co-occurrence pattern; antibiotics; estuary reservoir; surface water; antibiotic resistance gene; sand settling reservoirs; drinking water treatment plants; the Yellow River; Acinetobacter junii; wastewater treatment plant; antibiotic resistance; metal resistance genes; persistence; antibiotic resistance; ESBL; Escherichia coli; irrigation water; gastrointestinal infections; antibiotic resistance; chlorination; Escherichia coli; fecal indicator bacteria; reuse water; UV-disinfection; Acinetobacter baumannii; antibiotic-resistant strains; aquatic environment; ERIC-PCR; metagenomics; antibiotic resistance; wastewater; environmental ecology; Antimicrobial Resistance; Environmental Waters; water treatment plants; water reuse; ecological risk assessment