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Government of the Northwest Territories Expands Wastewater Surveillance to Fort Liard

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The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recently added the community of Fort Liard to the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) program that’s testing human wastewater...

WEF to Help Expand Use of Wastewater-Based Disease Surveillance

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to develop, manage, and provide training for a...

University of Guelph Researchers Testing Wastewater for COVID-19 Variants

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A University of Guelph (U of G) research team monitoring wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 is now searching for variants. Dr. Lawrence Goodridge is working with a team...

Ontario Investing in New Initiative to Detect COVID-19 in Wastewater

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The Ontario government is investing more than $12 million in a new initiative to detect COVID-19 in wastewater. The province is partnering with 13 academic...

USask Research Team Awarded Funding for Wastewater Surveillance Project

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A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19...

New Tool Tracks Presence of COVID-19 in Metro Vancouver’s Wastewater

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​Metro Vancouver has launched an online tool that allows residents to track the viral load of COVID-19 detected in untreated wastewater at each of the region's...

Barrie, Ontario Joins Provincial COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Initiative

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The City of Barrie has joined Ontario’s province-wide wastewater surveillance initiative for COVID-19 monitoring in municipal wastewater. Starting this week, the City will be providing...

Project to Detect COVID-19 Through Wastewater Expands Across Nova Scotia

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Researchers have started collecting human wastewater samples at sites across Nova Scotia. Samples are being collected as part of a project that could help...

Top Five Wastewater Stories of 2020

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1. Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is...

Infrastructure Grants Available to Support COVID-19 Response, Recovery in B.C.

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The Province of B.C. is accepting applications from local governments, Indigenous communities, and not-for-profit organizations for nearly $136 million in infrastructure grants to help...

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