Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott


The City of Worcester has multiple different bodies of water accessible to the community for recreational purposes. Every summer, residents from all over the city like to visit the different recreational areas to make the most out of the hot summer weather. This kind of HAB can cause many adverse health effects in both humans and animals including vomiting, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms. HAB formation has been an issue identified from a local to an international level. Many places and organizations have established a set of guidelines to manage the potential effects that HABs could cause. In order to manage recreational water quality and avoid closing beaches, a management strategy that covers prevention, monitoring, treatment and response strategies should be established.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project