Screening municipal wastewater for viruses and environmental pollutants is not a new concept. However, COVID-19 has shed light on just how relevant it is. In June 2020, as part of its COVID-19 webinar series, GWOPA/GIZ opened a lively discussion between utilities on wastewater monitoring. Please join us for part two of these talks, where we delve a little deeper into what has happened since then.

GWOPA webinar

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Further Description / Program

As part of GWOPA’s 2021 webinar series, this session will bring together experts in the urban sanitation and wastewater fields as well as water/wastewater utilities from different regions to hear about challenges, solutions and outlooks related to wastewater-based epidemiology.

Presentations will showcase the most recent state of research, before presenting and discussing utility experiences on the following questions:

-What are the benefits of using wastewater to track the spread of infectious diseases?
-What good practices, sampling methods and (low-cost) tools exist to monitor wastewater for viruses and other pollutants?
-What needs to be done to enable and/or strengthen SARS-CoV-2 monitoring as part of wastewater monitoring systems?
-What type of support do they need and receive?
What are the possibilities around peer-to-peer exchange on wastewater monitoring?

The webinar will be simultaneously translated into English, French and Spanish.

Contact Information

Franziska Volk
GWOPA/UN-Habitat

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