Session 3

Notification and Risk Communication

Beach Report Card and NowCast: Successes and Challenges of Public Water Quality Notifications

Luke Ginger

Luke Ginger is a Water Quality Scientist at the Southern California nonprofit Heal the Bay. He spends his time looking out for the people who go to the beaches, rivers, and streams by managing the organization’s recreational water quality programs. He has a B.S. in Biology from The University of St. Thomas and a M.S. in Biology from Miami University. Although Luke does not consider what he does at Heal the Bay “work,” when he’s not in the home office he is hiking in the National Parks or hanging out on the beach.
Lake Erie Beach Monitoring and Public Notification Database: Beachguard

Jenifer Hassinger

Jenifer Hassinger is a Sanitarian Program Specialist at the Ohio Department of Health. She has been working with the recreation program team in several programs, including bathing beach monitoring and advisory notification for the past four years.
Improving the Communication Strategy for the S.C. Beach Monitoring Program

Lindsey Lachenmyer

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Monitoring & Public Notification Program for Harmful Algal Blooms in Recreational Lakes

Matthew Graul

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