Professor David Kay
Principal Investigator
Aberystwyth University

David Kay is Professor of Environment and Health at Aberystwyth University. He has acted as consultant and/or adviser on standards for recreational and drinking water to WHO, EU, USEPA, NERC, EPSRC, DEFRA, DWI, HPa, Scottish Government, Environment Agency, SEPA and WRc. He directed three EU RTD projects designed to strengthen the science evidence-base for revision of the 2006 Bathing Water Directive (EPIBATHE, VIROBATHE and VIROCLIME). Recently, David Kay acted as:

  • specialist adviser to the House of Lords, European Communities Select Committee enquiry into the revision of the EU Bathing Water Directive;
  • consultant to EU-DGXI on revised standards for bathing waters throughout the community;
  • member Scientific Advisory Committee to NERC on the Environment and Human Health Initiative;
  • member of the WHO steering group on diffuse pollution from livestock wastes and the effects on human health;
  • adviser to the WHO on recreational water Guidelines design and water-related risk assessment;
  • consultant to WHO and UNEP on the development of global disease burden assessment in the area of water and sanitation and the water and sanitation data used in the design of sustainable Development Goals
  • adviser to USEPA on revision of the US Bathing water quality Guidelines; and
  • consultant to the WHO and EU on the revision of the Bathing Water Directive (2006).

This project has been part funded by the ERDF though the Ireland Wales Programme 2014 -2020.

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