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USA: 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.

Register here to attend it:

The virtual Briefing will include successful case examples and near-term research priorities for accelerating the progress of this important work.


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.

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is a leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector. WRF is a non-profit, educational organization that funds, manages, and publishes research on the technology, operation, and management of drinking water, wastewater, reuse, and stormwater systems – all in pursuit of protection of public health and the environment. WRF represents approximately 1,200 subscribers, hosts an online research library of more than 2,300 completed projects valued at USD 700 million, manages an innovation platform (LIFT Link) with a database of more than 140 innovative technologies, and supports the world’s largest body of stormwater best practice data.

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