Traditional and molecular indicators to characterise sewage in wastewater-based epidemiology
Organizer: International Water Association

The webinar will give an overview on available microbial source tracking (MST) technologies and faecal indicators to support wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE). The webinar will focus on data interpretation, improving data comparability and quality control from sewage surveillance activities.

Presentation/discussion of MST markers and indicators (bacterial, viral, others) which enable:

  • the specific tracking of human sewage pollution,
  • the characterisation of unknown sewage effluents,
  • the normalisation of SARS-CoV-2 qPCR data,
  • and the determination of microbial/viral treatment efficacies of WWTP.

Molecular (e.g. PCR based) and cultivation-based diagnostic methods will also be discussed. 


Start date 03 Dec 2021 , 15:00 CET

Language English
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