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Researchers Receive Investment to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Wastewater

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Ontario Genomics, Genome Canada, and Illumina are investing in a SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance initiative across Ontario to identify variants of concern. This project will enhance province-wide...

USask and City of Saskatoon Named to Smart Cities List for...

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The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the City of Saskatoon have been honoured for their collaborative wastewater monitoring project that advances environmental and human...

Proactive Measures Needed for Addressing Water Infrastructure Assets

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Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic put our critical infrastructure to the test. One major aspect of that was municipal water systems and its...

New Maps Provide Snapshot of Wastewater-based Epidemiology in Canada

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The COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition has developed two maps that can help us understand where wastewater-based epidemiology is already underway and/or being applied in Canada. Over...

Saskatoon COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Results Now Available to Public

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Saskatoon residents now have access to the results of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. The results are available thanks to...

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...

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