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From Project WATERMAN, The University of Hong Kong:
The Hong Kong coastline extends over 700 km, comprising about 40 gazetted beaches managed by the LCSD. There are numerous recreational activities taking place at these beaches by the people of Hong Kong, and therefore the quality of the bathing water at the beaches raises much public concern.Swimming in contaminated water may result in gastrointestinal and skin illnesses. The most commonly used and internationally accepted water quality indicator of pollution is Escherichia coli (E. coli). Our system provides daily beach water quality forecast to Hong Kong beaches, by predicting the E. coli level in the beach water. Worldwide this will be one of the first prototype systems for marine beaches. Our aim is to enhance the protection of public health and the proper use of beach resources.Features:- Daily beach water quality forecast for 15 beaches.- Red-flag or shark alert display.- Support for English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.- Customizable favorite beach list.- Showing beach location on map.