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Aerial picture of the WWTP Aachen-Soers Source
May 08 2020

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Environment, are teaming up with the EU Hackathon’s winners SEWERS4Covid (the Dutch Water Research Institute KWR, Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia (Spain), University of Thessaly and National Technical University of Athens (Greece), and University of Exeter (UK) and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen RWTH (DE).

WASH - a win-win solution for Africa
Jun 16 2021

The recommendation builds on an EU Umbrella Initiative collecting the knowledge and experience regarding the surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in wastewaters.
The recommendation builds on an EU Umbrella Initiative collecting the knowledge and experience regarding the surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in wastewaters.
Jul 09 2020

Wastewater has emerged as a reliable indicator of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the population, while being itself not a source of infection. The ability to detect RNA fragments of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is increasingly and independently being reported from research groups in nearly all EU Member States and beyond. This is a first opportunity to reliably surveil the presence of the virus in the population in a better and more harmonized way without direct testing of individual persons.

Wastewater Surveillance is essential to track SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in the EU
Feb 24 2021
The European Commission gathers environmental and health stakeholders to implement a European system that traces SARS-CoV-2 in the population using wastewater.