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Stanley Abbott

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Stan Abbott, the Group Leader of the Roof Water Harvesting Centre, is also a Senior lecturer in Microbiology and Communicable Diseases. Stan's main research interests are Environmental Microbiology and he has published and presented numerous papers on a variety of recreational and drinking water quality monitoring projects. He is recognised as an expert in many aspects of Rainwater Harvesting at a national and international level. In April 2007 he delivered a keynote address on the Health Risks of Roof-Collected Rainwater at a Rain Water Harvesting in Pacific Island Countries conference in Fiji. Stan was on the scientific panel of the 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference to in Sydney in August 2007 and at this conference he delivered a keynote address on Water Policy and Health: A New Zealand Perspective and also presented research papers on roof water research projects carried out at Massey University's Roof Water Harvesting Centre. Stan has assisted the World Health Organization (WHO - South-East Asia Region) in developing a guidance document on Water Safety and Health Aspects of Rainwater Harvesting and Storage and for the New Zealand Ministry of Health Stan recently produced a Water Collection Tanks and Safe Household Water public information brochure. He contributed a chapter on Roof Water Supplies in the latest Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality Management in New Zealand. In 2008 Stan was a keynote speaker on Health Risks and Steps for Minimising Contamination of Roof-Collected Rainwater at the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association's National Conference in Santa Monica, California. He is an associate member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the New Zealand Water Wastes Association (NZWWA) and is a consultant to a number of companies involved with rainwater harvesting products and systems in New Zealand and Australia


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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Roof-collected Rainwater

Drinking Water and Recreational Water Contamination

Microbiology &Communicable Diseases

Keywords

Microbiology of drinking and recreational waters

Research Outputs

Journal

Abbott, S. (2010). Estimating the cost-benefits of rainwater tanks. Water New Zealand. 164, 26-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2009). Domestic rainwater harvesting in urban environments. the New Zealand water and wastes association Journal Water & Wasres in New Zealand. , 39-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2008). Urban rainwater harvesting - How and why. New Zealand Plumbers Journal. 60(3), 15-18 Retrieved from http://www.masterplumbers.org.nz/assets/Uploads/pdfs/PJ-JuneJuly08-Rainwater-Harvesting.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Taking care with roof-collected drinking water. Build. 2007, 42-43 Retrieved from http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=3afd8794e62e2c03176cf9535a861af166f37d8c
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof-collected rainwater harvesting - predicaments and resolutions. The NZWWA Journal. 149, 32-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Single-source water supplies might need a re-think. New Zealand Local Government. 43(2), 15-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Rainwater and urban design. Water and Health. 30, 2-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Douwes, JE., & Caughley, BP. (2006). A survey of the microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Environmental Health. 29(3), 6-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE. (2006). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of individual supplies in New Zealand. Water and Health. 29, 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Abbott, S.

Book

Abbott, SE. (2008). Roof-collected rainwater supplies. In Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality Management for New Zealand 2008. (pp. 25 - 39). Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Health, New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Abbott, S.

Creative Work

Abbott, SE.(2008). Education for enterprise Wellington cluster project 2008. [DVD]. : New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
[Film or Video]Authored by: Abbott, S.

Thesis

Abbott, SE. (2003). Indicator organism sources and recreational water quality: A study on the impact of duck droppings on the microbiological quality of water at hataitai beach. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Abbott, S.

Conference

Abbott, SE. (2008, May). Overcoming impediments to rainwater harvesting. Presented at New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Ward, A., Heinrich, M., & Caughley, BP. (2008). Minimising contamination of roof-collected rainwater: A New Zealand perspective. Annual Conference of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. (pp. 1 - 12).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Ward, A., Heinrich, M., & Caughley, BP. (2008, September). Minimising contamination of roof-collected rainwater: A New Zealand perspective. Presented at Annual Conferenceof the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. Santa Monica, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE.(2008). Overcoming impediments to rainwater harvesting. . Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Heinrich, M. (2007). Quantifying first flush diversion volumes for potable roof-collected rainwater. Proceedings of the New Zealand Waters and Wastes Association (NZWWA) 49th Annual Conference and Expo. (pp. unpaged - 12).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Heinrich, M. (2007). Quantifying first flush diversion volumes for potable roof-collected rainwater. In New Zealand Waters and Wastes Association (NZWWA) 49th Annual Conference and Expo(pp. 28). : New Zealand Waters and Wastes Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Heinrich, M. (2007, September). Quantifying first flush diversion volumes for potable roof-collected rainwater. Presented at New Zealand Waters and Wastes Association (NZWWA) 49th Annual Conference and Expo. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Douwes, JE. (2007). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. Proceedings of Rainwater and Urban Design 2007. (pp. unpaged - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Douwes, JE. (2007). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. In Rainwater and Urban Design 2007(pp. 72). : Conference Organising Committee
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Douwes, JE. (2007, August). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. Presented at Rainwater and Urban Design 2007. Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Ashworth, J. (2007). An evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. Proceedings of Rainwater and Urban Design 2007. (pp. unpaged - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Ashworth, J. (2007). An evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. In Rainwater and Urban Design 2007(pp. 69 - 70). : National Water Commission
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ward, A., Gowan, GI., & Ashworth, J. (2007, August). An evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. Presented at Rainwater and Urban Design 2007. Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S., Gowan, G.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ashworth, J., & Douwes, JE. (2006). A systematic evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. Proceedings of the Water Conference 2006: New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Official 48th Annual Conference and Expo. (pp. unpaged - 14).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ashworth, J., & Douwes, JE. (2006). A systematic evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. In The Water Conference 2006: New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Official 48th Annual Conference and Expo(pp. 14). : NZWWA
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ashworth, J., & Douwes, JE. (2006, October). A systematic evaluation of measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater. Presented at The Water Conference 2006: New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Official 48th Annual Conference and Expo. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Simple measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. In National Small Water Conference 2006: Inside the Boundary: BOINZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. In National Small Water Conference 2006: Inside the Boundary: BOINZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Douwes, JE., & Caughley, BP. (2006, August). A survey of the microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. Presented at Water2006: International Water Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ionas, G., & Learmonth, JJ. (2006, August). Effect of waterfowl on recreational water quality. Presented at Water2006: International Water Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Ashworth, J., Caughley, BP., & Douwes, JE.(2006). Simple measures for improving the quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Douwes, JE., & Caughley, BP.(2006). The microbiological quality of roof-collected rainwater of private dwellings in New Zealand. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Abbott, S., Douwes, J.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Bell, SJ. (Eds.)(2004). Microbiological health risks of roof-collected rain water.
[Conference Other]Edited by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., Ionas, G., & Learmonth, JJ. (2004, March). Effect of waterfowl (Anas platyrhynchos) on the microbiological quaility of marine recreational water. Presented at the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health National Conference. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Bell, SJ. (2004, March). Microbiological health risks of roof-collected rain water: A review. Presented at New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health National Conference. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., & Caughley, BP. (2000, March). Indicator organism sources and recreational water quality: A study on the impact of duck droppings on the microbiological quality of water at Hataitai Beach. Presented at New Zealand Water and Wastes Association's 'Water 2000 Confernce'. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE., Caughley, BP., & Ionas, G. (2000). Indicator organism sources and recreational water quality: A study of the impact of duck droppings on the microbiological quality of water at hataitai beach. New Zealand Water and Wastes Association 2000 Conference. (pp. 1 - 9). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Abbott, S.

Other

Abbott, S., & Snow, T. (2011). Bring in the tanks. (pp. 12 - 22). Jude Woodside
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2011). Radio Interview. Radio NZ Rural News
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2011, April). Roof water harvesting in urban environments. In Transition Tuesday series. Presented at St James Church Hall, Woburn, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2011, March). Roof water harvesting in urban environments. In Healthy Homes Happy Pockets. Presented at Upper Hutt City Library, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S., & Karauria, M. (2010). Let/'s harvest rainwater, says Massey scientist. (pp. 3 - 3). Wanganui Chronicle
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2010). Harvesting rainwater a sound environmental idea. River City Press
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2009). Roof water harvesting in urban environments - an environmentally sound solution to diminishing water sources. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, S. (2007). How safe is rainwater in New Zealand?. Presented at Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof-collected rainwater quality of private dwellings study.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Regular water tank testing urged. (pp. 17).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water puts residents at risk. (pp. 24).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Study damns unfiltered roof water as hazardous. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof collected rainwater fails health test. (pp. 1).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Push for people using roof water to get it filtered. (pp. 1).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). 'Flaky' new report infuriates mayor. (pp. 2).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Study shows risk with roof water. (pp. 5).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Faeces in rain water common study says. (pp. 29).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Massey University roof water research findings.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water can be contaminated. (pp. 13).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof-collected water fails the health test. (pp. 15).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Drinking roof water high-risk. (pp. 1).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof drinking water is often unsafe. (pp. 4).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Rain from roofs fails the health test. (pp. 15).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof-collected rainwater fails the health test. (pp. 2).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water dangerous. (pp. 5).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water danger. (pp. 5).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water fails health test. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Coasters dismiss warning on tank water. (pp. 1).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water fails Massey health tests. (pp. 10).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water a serious health risk study finds. (pp. 4).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Disease threat from roof water: Study. (pp. 7).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Massey University roof water research findings.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water research findings.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water health risks.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water unhealthy for many.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Warning for roof water users.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water research at Massey University.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2007). Roof water research findings at Massey University.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Tank traps. (pp. 6).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Rainwater can make you sick. (pp. 5).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). There may be more than just water in that glass you are drinking. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Study warns on tank water. (pp. 11).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Roof-water tests show poor quality. (pp. 8).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Illness link uncovered. (pp. 13).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Tank water study makes Rose sick. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Massey University roof water study.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Health risk in roof water raised. (pp. 5).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Roof collected rainwater causing sickness. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Massey University roof water study.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Water from roof may be dangerous. (pp. 4).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Roof collected rainwater causing sickness. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Massey University roof water study.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Rainwater making people sick. (pp. 6).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Tank water causing sickness. (pp. 4).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Roof water unhealthy says study. (pp. 3).
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.
Abbott, SE. (2006). Contaminated roof water.
[Other]Authored by: Abbott, S.

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