11:00 AM (PDT)

Our COVID-19 webinars continue with another deep dive into the emerging role of wastewater surveillance. Collecting samples from the sewershed and at the treatment plant can help communities track coronavirus and gain early-warning signs about potential community spread.

Hear from leading state, national, and international experts about the latest research at Stanford University, in the State of Michigan, and in Spain. We’ll also set aside time where you can ask questions about how your agency can help support wastewater surveillance.

Speakers and topics

  • Moderator: Greg Kester, Director of Renewable Resource Programs, CASA
  • Dr. Alexandria Boehm, Stanford – Update on research, its objectives, and progress to date for wastewater based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
  • Dr. Anna Mehrotra and Dr. Greta Zornes, CDM Smith – Update on SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring in Detroit
  • Dr. Pablo Calabuig – Go Aigua – How Spain Implemented a Large-Scale SARS-COV-2 Sewer Surveillance Program for 10+ million People

Wastewater surveillance is a technique that can help identify within a localized population the distribution (occurrence, trends or hot spots) from asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals and can assist public health officials in their role of making informed policy decisions to mitigate or prevent future spread within a community.