Since the COVID-19 outbreak, sewage surveillance to monitor the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 at the population level has been implemented in an increasing number of countries and cities across the globe.
In this dedicated session we will discuss topics such a:
- the development and/or implementation of new analytical techniques for the monitoring of microbiological (e.g., pathogens) and chemical (e.g., biomarkers) parameters in wastewater for surveillance purposes;
- National and international monitoring campaigns and their planning;
- Modelling and improved interpretation of sewage-based data (e.g., inference models, sewage network modelling, population dynamics, forecasting and (big)data science);
- Integration of sewage surveillance with clinical and epidemiological data;
- Integration with public health practice, policy and decision making;
- Ethics and communication of sewage surveillance.
Registrations will open from October 7 and additional information about the conference and this session (which will be part of track session 7 – Think-outside-the-box) will be available on the SETAC 2021 website.
If you are interested to submit an abstract or for more information, please contact Lisa Andrews, Watershare Engagement Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org