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Tag: Pandemic

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...

Wastewater Data Indicates Imminent Surge in New COVID-19 Cases in Saskatoon

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Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows that the number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon are likely to increase...

COVID-19 Early Warning System Developed for Saskatoon

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An early warning system that samples and tests Saskatoon’s wastewater for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, has been developed by University of Saskatchewan researchers,...

How Have Conversations Related to COVID-19 Shifted in the Canadian Water...

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A number of important conversations have occurred in the Canadian water industry since March 2020, which was when the initial COVID-19 outbreak started affecting...

Researcher Receives Federal Funding to Track Outbreaks Using Wastewater

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Faster detection of food-borne illness outbreaks by combining wastewater monitoring and social media technologies is the goal of a new $6.5-million project led by...

Carleton Researcher Monitors Wastewater on Campus for Traces of COVID-19 Virus

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Carleton University is taking extra measures to ensure the safety of staff and students. Since September 2020, Banu Örmeci has added to these efforts by testing the campus’ wastewater...

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