PATH, Michigan State University, KWR, University of California Merced
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The mission of the WASTEWATER4COVID project is to advance environmental surveillance of sewage to inform local and global efforts for monitoring and supporting public health measures to combat disease.
PATH, Michigan State University, KWR Water Research Institute, and Venthic are collaborating to develop a repository of datasets (geospatial and tabular) for organizations and individuals testing for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and other waterways. The so-called Data Center will:
Integrate data generated through the field deployments
Integrate data produced from high-income countries Dashboards
Develop approaches for visualizing and presenting global data sets on the virus in sewage.
Provide access to global data for scientific advancements
Provide Use-Case Studies addressing the role of wastewater surveillance in the global COVID-19 response.