Speakers Announced for the Closing Session of The Water Research Foundation’s Virtual International Water Research Summit on Environmental Surveillance of COVID-19 Indicators in Sewersheds

Apr 29, 2020

Today, The Water Research Foundation announced the agenda and presenters for the Closing Session of the Virtual International Water Research Summit on Environmental Surveillance of COVID-19 Indicators in Sewersheds. This international cohort of presenters, which includes professionals from the public health, academic, and water sectors, will offer diverse insights on the current state of knowledge on environmental surveillance on sewersheds, including wastewater sampling, molecular genetics tools, interpretation of results, and communication of this information to stakeholders.

Register for the Closing Session, April 30, 3-5 PM EDT.

 

Welcome

Christobel Ferguson, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, The Water Research Foundation
 

Recommended Use Cases for Environmental Surveillance of COVID-19 Signal in Sewersheds

Chuck Haas, PhD, Drexel University
 

Communication of Environmental Surveillance Results with the Public Health Community, Elected Officials, Wastewater Workers, and the Public

Cathy Bailey, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
 

Sample Design, Collection, and Preservation of Wastewater Samples

Jim Pletl, PhD, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
 

Use of Molecular Genetics Tools to Quantify the COVID-19 Signal in Wastewater Samples

Kellogg Schwab, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
 

Research Opportunities to Strengthen Environmental Surveillance of COVID-19 Signal in Sewersheds

Vanessa Speight, PhD, University of Sheffield
 

Research Opportunities to Accelerate Progress on Monitoring of COVID-19 in Sewersheds

Matt Burd, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
 

Research Opportunities for Analysis of COVID-19 Signal in Sewersheds

Joan Rose, PhD, Michigan State University
 

Research Opportunities to Enhance Communication of Monitoring Results of Indicators of COVID-19 in Sewersheds

Cathy Bailey, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
 

Q&A and Next Steps

Peter Grevatt, PhD, The Water Research Foundation

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