One of Lake Baikal Foundation’s priorities is to decrease the level of anthropogenic influence on the lake. To this end it is necessary to define its actual level and to do microbiological assessment of water. Research of such kind is important either for the state monitoring of the Baikal’s ecosystem and for local population or for the producers of water waste treatment facilities who lack information about waste in water. Lake Baikal Foundation supported the project of the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS on the sanitary and microbiological assessment of water quality in the mouths of rivers flowing into lake Baikal in coastal areas, including tourist and recreational zones and near settlements and tourist centers, as well as in pelagic lakes standardized indicators SanPIN 126.96.36.1990-00 within the framework of an accredited laboratory (certificate No. RA.RU.21KB02).
Thus, the study brought modern data about the species diversity of opportunistic microorganisms and their survival in cold-water and deep lake Baikal. The data are the source of fundamental knowledge and can be included to basic publications in scientific magazines.
You can read the detailed scientific report on the project here.