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Wastewater sampling: A barometer of COVID-19?

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Statistics during a pandemic can make for grim reading: Frequent headlines about the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as the mortality rate from these figures, are bombarding us as the news channels go into overdrive. Governments around the world are making strong political promises to increase the amount of testing to follow in …

WEF releases WATER’S WORTH IT toolkit highlighting role of water sector in coronavirus response

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has released a new WATER’S WORTH IT toolkit to raise public awareness about the vital role of water utilities and workers in the coronavirus response.  The high-impact materials highlight the critical need for water and wastewater services during this unprecedented time and recognises the …

Study says poop provides early sign coronavirus cases will rise

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Scientists in the Netherlands recently detected COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in a city’s sewage system before any cases were officially reported by human testing, indicating that wastewater tests could be used as an early warning sign of rising coronavirus cases. Researchers found COVID-19 in the wastewater in the city …

Singapore and Denmark sign new green MOU

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Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Denmark’s Ministry of Environment on 26 February 2020 signed an MoU to strengthen the exchange of information and expertise and to explore new avenues for industry partnerships in developing environmental and sustainable solutions of tomorrow. The MoU does not include …