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Wastewater sampling: A barometer of COVID-19?

03-04-2020
wastewater treatment, water sampling, wastewater sampling, research, COVID-19, coronavirus

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

03-04-2020
Water Environment Federation, WEF, toolkit, water sector, coronavirus, COVID-19

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

03-04-2020
Netherlands, COVID-19, coronavirus, research, study, wastewater treatment, sewage

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 …

How water utilities are communicating on COVID-19

01-04-2020
water utilities, coronavirus, COVID-19

Businesses around the world are having to quickly adapt to the coronavirus pandemic as communities remain under lock-down, and everyday life is put on hold. Regular and thorough hand washing has been a primary piece of guidance from governments around the world to stop the spreading of the coronavirus, COVID-19. As a result, access to clean and …

Study suggests coronavirus will cause decrease in infrastructure, water project spending

01-04-2020
budget, funding, infrastructure, water, projects, coronavirus, COVID-19

Despite the fact that social infrastructure and water projects, such as clean water and wastewater operations, are identified as top priorities from private and public sector entities from around the world, a new CG/LA Infrastructure survey shows that global industry leaders are not hopeful about an increase in infrastructure spending …