Friday, October 22, 2021

Tag: Pandemic

Company of the Year: LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

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LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. was recognized as the Company of the Year at the 2021 Water’s Next Awards celebration. It also received additional recognition in...

More microplastics are entering the ocean from disposable masks: Research

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Zheng Wang and Chunjiang An from Concordia University are studying how environmental weathering deteriorates discarded disposable masks and pollutes our waterways. The enormous surge of...

Academic Leader: Dr. Banu Örmeci

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Carleton University's Dr. Banu Örmeci was recognized in the Academic Leader category of the 2021 Water's Next Awards.  COVID-19 has brought many activities to a...

Wastewater surveillance results in line with reported cases of COVID-19 in...

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The results of a wastewater surveillance initiative support information about reported cases of COVID-19, which indicate sustained low levels of COVID-19 infection in Collingwood,...

Genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern: Research

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Wastewater testing can accurately and rapidly identify levels of COVID-19 infections in the community, including the rise of variants of concern, suggests new research...

Testing hospital wastewater can catch COVID-19 outbreaks faster

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A study at three Calgary hospitals has proven that testing wastewater for COVID-19 can help identify cases and predict outbreaks in individual high-risk facilities. The...

Communicating science in a crisis

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Communicating science during a crisis is no simple task. Over the past year, governments across the world have faced the shared challenge of communicating...

Wastewater-based epidemiology

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Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, individual swab-testing has been adopted globally as the gold-standard for acquiring information regarding positive cases, rates...

Bureau Veritas announces SARS-CoV-2 testing services in wastewater

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Bureau Veritas announced that it is now offering testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater samples through a large laboratory network in Canada. This testing...

New Initiative Announced in Newfoundland and Labrador to Detect COVID-19

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A new initiative has been announced to help detect COVID-19 in wastewater in Newfoundland and Labrador. “As we continue through the pandemic, the wastewater surveillance...

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