WRF to Host Wastewater Surveillance Global Update Symposium

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The Water Research Foundation will host an online symposium April 26 to share updates on wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) activities from around the world, with a focus on how this information is being used to support health agencies in their COVID-19 response.

“We are excited to once again convene global experts on this crucial topic,” says WRF CEO Dr. Peter Grevatt. “Over the past 12 months, wastewater surveillance practitioners have made significant advances in this work, and we are eager to bring the water sector together to share the latest lessons learned.”

Register for the Symposium

This event is a follow-up to WRF’s April 2020 International Water Research Summit on COVID-19, which convened global leaders to identify best practices and high-priority research needs around WBE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The  symposium will also include a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The agenda for the symposium is as follows:

Peter Grevatt, Ph.D., CEO, The Water Research Foundation

Global Updates:
A selection of five-minute wastewater surveillance updates from global leaders

Keynote Presentations:
Amy Kirby, Ph.D., MPH, senior service fellow, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Gertjan Medema, Ph.D., principal microbiologist, KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands

Question and Answer Session:
Christobel Ferguson, Ph.D., chief innovation officer, The Water Research Foundation


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