IWA 2022 keynote: pandemic signals of wastewater

On the final day of the World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, prof. dr. Gertjan Medema (KWR) delivered his keynote speech titled “Wastewater Gone Viral: Pandemic Signals From the Sewers”.

In this keynote, Medema discussed the hidden signals that sewage gives us and the rapid development that wastewater epidemiology has undergone during the pandemic. Many parties are working closely together now on rapidly detecting coronavirus (or other viruses) in communal wastewater. This collaborative research provides us with robust data to monitor public health structurally.

For KWR, this collaboration is an example of how joint research can make a social impact.

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