International Congress of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Ankara, Turkey, 07 May 2021, pp.130-131
The potential impacts of climate change require a change in recreational beach management and policy. It is expected that the pollution in the sand-water continuum on the beaches, changing storm frequency, and flood effects will create the need for an effective beach management to protect public health.
In this study, between sea water and beach sand in Antalya, Konyaaltı beach was aimed to examine the seasonal differences and recreational relationships. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) was performed using disease risks of pathogenic microorganisms in wet and dry seasons, region-specific seawater characteristics, water ingestion based on literature data, pathogen dose response and morbidity data. According to the results of this study, it has shown that QMRA is applicable for recreational risk estimation in wet weather conditions and wet beach sand. It can help the development of recreational water quality criteria specific to the region, depending on the climatic conditions.