Deep Dive Interview with Dr. Steve Hrudey, COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition, Canadian Water Network
In this episode we talk to Dr. Steve Hrudey the Chair of the COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition from the Canadian Water Network. Dr. Hrudey helps us understand how Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 works and how you can test samples from our sewers to understand where the virus has spread.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across this planet, has tested our ability to adapt, develop and role out vaccines and figure out efficient ways to test and monitor our entire population.
When testing is limited, what is the best way to understand the spread of a virus in a large population? You don't have to be a math whiz to know that being able to test an entire population with one sample versus testing everyone individually means a lot less work. This technology is becoming even more important as we begin tracking new variants within our communities and begin planning to protect ourselves for any potential future pandemics.
To find out more about the wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 in Canada and the Canadian Water Network COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition Click Here.
To find out more about the Aquatic Biosphere Project Click Here.
The Aquatic Bisophere Project
The ABP is establishing a conservation Aquarium in the Prairies to help tell the Story of Water.