Wastewater Based Epidemiology Studies for the Coronavirus: Part 2 – National Data

By Ian Pepper, University of Arizona & WEST Center

Background: In Part 1, we described the concept of measuring Coronavirus concentrations in sewage as a leading indicator of the pandemic. Researchers at WEST have now been accepting and analyzing sewage samples from all over the U.S. including Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. The time frame for sampling has been from early March 2020 to June 2020, allowing for trends to be discerned when multiple samples over time have been analyzed. 

Leadership Spotlight Series

If you had asked then-college student, Brady Linden where he thought he would be after graduation, his response likely would not have included the words “wastewater”, “sewer,” or “biosolids.” 

Brady earned his BS in Environmental Geology from Central Washington University and his plan was to pursue a job in that field of work.

Coronavirus - I

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Leadership Spotlight Series

Dr. Sally Brown doesn’t need much of an introduction. You probably already read her Biocycle column like a dedicated fan, and check out her monthly Northwest Biosolids library write ups to see what the hot new research is. Many of you have worked with her for decades, and many more of you entered the biosolids world as her graduate student. Dr.