Upcoming IWA Webinar –Traditional and molecular indicators to characterise sewage in wastewater-based epidemiology

3 DECEMBER 2021 | 14:00 (London Time)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming IWA webinar organised by the Specialist Group on Health Related Water Microbiology (HRWM)’

The webinar will take place on Friday 3 December 2021 at 15:00 Amsterdam (CEST), 14:00 London (BST), 09:00 New York (EDT), 21:00 Beijing (CST). Register Now !

Description

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.

Panelists 

Andreas H. Farnleitner ICC Water & Health, TU Wien and KL Krems Austria

Joan B. Rose Michigan State University

Joy Kwanrawee Sirikanchana Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand

Anicet Blanch University of Barcelona, Spain

Orin Shanks US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Journal of Water and Health, Volume 19, Issue 5, 1 October 2021

Molecular prevalence and subtype distribution of Blastocystis sp. in Asia and in Australia
Sara Nemati; Mohammad Reza Zali; Paul Johnson; Hamed Mirjalali; Panagiotis Karanis
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 687–704.

Prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in wastewater: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Nawel Zaatout; Samia Bouras; Nouria Slimani
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 705–723.

Fungi in dialysis water and dialysate: occurrence, susceptibility to antifungal agents and biofilm production capacity
Laís Anversa; Bruna Rossini Lara; Caroline Demai Romani; Erika Kushikawa Saeki; Gabriel Antonio Nogueira Nascentes; Lucas Xavier Bonfietti; Márcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem; Luciana da Silva Ruiz; Carlos Henrique Camargo; Virgínia Bodelão Richini Pereira
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 724–735.

Economic valuation meta-analysis of freshwater improvement in developed and developing countries. Are they different?
Diego Roldán; Juan P. Sarmiento; Francisco Roldán-Aráuz
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 736–749.

Performance evaluation of ceramic pot filters combined with adsorption processes for the removal of heavy metals and phenolic compounds
Andrea Pérez-Vidal; Jorge Antonio Silva-Leal; Jaime Diaz-Gómez; Camilo J. Meneses-Torres; Juan E. Arias-Vallejo; Giovanna A. Giraldo-Tenorio; Maria Camila Bacca-Jordán
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 750–761.

Microbial source tracking of fecal contamination in Laguna Lake, Philippines using the library-dependent method, rep-PCR
Laurice Beatrice Raphaelle O. dela Peña; Kevin L. Labrador; Mae Ashley G. Nacario; Nicole R. Bolo; Windell L. Rivera
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 762–774.

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is influenced by sampling time, concentration method, and target analyzed
Nancy J. Pino; Diana C. Rodriguez; Laura Castrillón Cano; Alejandra Rodriguez
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 775–784.

Identification and characterization of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospital wastewaters: evidence of horizontal spread of antimicrobial resistance
Sneha Kalasseril Girijan; Devika Pillai
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 785–795.

Degradation of 17β-estradiol by UV/persulfate in different water samples
Yunjie Zhu; Yanan Shao; Min Wei; Kefu Yu; Yuanyuan Zhang; Jianping Huang; Xinyue Yin
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 796–807.

Thermal and chemical disinfection of water and biofilms: only a temporary effect in regard to the autochthonous bacteria
Andreas Nocker; Elisa Lindfeld; Jost Wingender; Simone Schulte; Matthias Dumm; Bernd Bendinger
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 808–822.

Justice and sanitation well-being: an analysis of frameworks in the context of slippage, based on findings from Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India
Kopal Khare; Lavanya Suresh
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 823–835.

Enhancement of sunlight irradiation for wastewater disinfection by mixing with seawater
Yoshihiro Suzuki; Mizuho Uno; Masateru Nishiyama; Kei Nukazawa; Yoshifumi Masago
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 836–845.

Library-independent source tracking of fecal contamination in selected stations and tributaries of Laguna Lake, Philippines
Joseth Jermaine M. Abello; Gicelle T. Malajacan; Kevin L. Labrador; Mae Ashley G. Nacario; Luiza H. Galarion; Marie Christine M. Obusan; Windell L. Rivera
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 846–854.

Environmental surveillance of Legionella pneumophila in hot water systems of hotels in Morocco
Abdelwahid Assaidi; Afaf Soummane; Mostafa Ellouali; Hassan Latrache; Mohammed Timinouni; Hafida Zahir; El Mostafa Mliji
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 855–863.

High occurrence of Acanthamoeba spp. in the water samples of public swimming pools from Kerman Province, Iran
Raheleh Eftekhari-Kenzerki; Kavous Solhjoo; Zahra Babaei; Hassan Rezanezhad; Ahmad Abolghazi; Ali Taghipour
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 864–871.

Identifying challenges in drinking water supplies: assessment of boil water advisories in Norway (2008–2019)
Susanne Hyllestad; Svanhild Schipper Kjørsvik; Lamprini Veneti; Ettore Amato
J Water Health (2021) 19 (5): 872–884.

In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy is a more rapid and resilient indicator of faecal contamination risk in drinking water than faecal indicator organisms

Water Research, Volume 206, 1 November 2021, 117734.

James P. R. Sorensen, Jacintha Nayebare, Andrew F. Carr, Robert Lyness, Luiza C. Campos, Lena Ciric, Timothy Goodall, Robina hKulabako, Catherine M. Rushworth Curran, Alan M. MacDonald, Michael Owor, Daniel S. Read, Richard G. Taylor

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135421009283?via%3Dihub

HRWM WEBINAR SERIES 2021-2022 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Deadline extended by Nov. 8, 2021

We cordially invite you to contribute to the following webinar:

WEBINAR I (03.12.2021) time 15:00 -16:30 (European time)

Traditional and molecular indicators to characterise sewage in wastewater-based epidemiology
(joint HRWM + GWPP session).
Coordinators: Andreas H. Farnleitner, Joan Rose, Joy Kwanrawee Sirikanchana, Anicet Blanch

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

You can find a word document for the submissions of a contribution from here: HRWMWebinar2021ApplicationForm_Webinar1

Presentation/discussion of MST markers and indicators (bacterial, viral, others) which enable,
i) the specific tracking of human sewage pollution,
ii) the characterisation of unknown sewage effluents,
iii) the normalisation of SARS-CoV-2 qPCR data, and
iv) the determination of microbial/viral treatment efficacies of WWTP.

Molecular (e.g. PCR based) and cultivation-based diagnostic methods will be of interest.

Following this webinar, participants will know
– useful MST markers (including bacterial and viral) to specifically track human faecal pollution and to differentiate from animal pollution,
– how to apply MST markers and indicators to sewage effluents and,
– how to use MST marker for normalisation of SARS-CoV-2 qPCR data

We apologize and ask for your understanding that, due to organisational reasons, the deadline for submissions for this first webinar in our series is very tight (November 8,2021).

We’ll try to do better next time! Promised!

Your HRWM Management Team

You can find webinar information from here: https://iwa-network.org/learn/traditional-and-molecular-indicators-to-characterise-sewage-in-wastewater-based-epidemiology/?fbclid=IwAR3IOanRdGSEKqJvoF-6Xs_gbBRoB6JCyuf2F0CWZC48VMikpKsHJoIwuSw