Moving Downstream: Antimicrobial Resistance and Stormwater

The national extension team iAMResponsible teaches a multi-university virtual course on antimicrobial resistance across the one health spectrum every spring, some of the course materials are now available here at LPELC.

This session finds Dr. Leigh Anne Krometis, Virginia Tech, introducing us to a new element in the AMR story: stormwater. As it turns out stormwater carries lots of contaminants including AMR bacteria, genes, and antibiotics!

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Garner, Emily, Romina Benitez, Emily von Wagoner, Richard Sawyer, Erin Schaberg, W. Cully Hession, Leigh-Anne H. Krometis, Brian D. Badgley, Amy Pruden. 2017. Stormwater loadings of antibiotic resistance genes in an urban stream. Water Research. 123. 144-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.046

Check out more from the “Antimicrobial Resistance from a one-health perspective” course below: 

Authors and Sponsors

The iAMResponsible project was started by Amy Schmidt at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stephanie Lansing at the University of Maryland. Find out more about the project hereFunding for the iAMResponsbile Project was provided by USDA-NIFA Award Nos. 2017-68003-26497, 2018-68003-27467 and 2018-68003-27545. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.