The Water Research Foundation to Host Congressional Briefing on Environmental Surveillance of the Genetic Fingerprint of COVID-19 in Sewersheds

May 18, 2020
Press Release

On May 21, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) will host a Congressional Briefing on the current state of knowledge on environmental surveillance of the genetic fingerprint of COVID-19 in sewersheds. Environmental surveillance holds great promise as a tool that could inform our understanding of COVID-19 prevalence in communities. The virtual Briefing will include successful case examples and near-term research priorities for accelerating the progress of this important work.

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Peter Grevatt, PhD
CEO, The Water Research Foundation

Daniel Gerrity, PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Jim Pletl, PhD
Director of Water Quality, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Ken Williamson, PhD
Research and Innovation Director, Clean Water Services

The Water Research Foundation hosts Congressional Briefings to ensure that decision makers are fully educated on the most pressing topics in water research and innovation. This event will reinforce the critical role that water research, technology innovation, training, and collaboration across various stakeholder groups play in supporting communities as they develop solutions to meet the challenge of COVID-19.

About WRF

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF delivers scientifically sound research solutions and knowledge to serve our subscribers and stakeholders in all areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse.