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ASAP hotspot assessment March 2021
Apr 01 2021

The March edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

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).

ASAP hotspot assessment July 2020
Aug 06 2020

The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment

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.
ASAP hotspot assessment of May 2020
May 27 2020

The May edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:
Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment