CALL NOTICE: Feasibility Assessment – EU Wastewater Monitoring System for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Environment, are teaming up with the EU Hackathon’s winners Sewers4COVID with the assistance Water Europe and EurEau for a call for participation in a provisional pan-European Feasibility Assessment. The goal is to explore the development of a wastewater-based monitoring exercise for SARS-CoV-2 and exchange experiences in SARS-CoV-2 monitoring in wastewater.

To gather the ongoing efforts and to streamline protocols while facilitating the exchange of knowledge, interested research groups are invited to contact immediately the Joint Research Centre at

A spontaneous snapshot exercise is taking place employing a previously used EU-wide monitoring mechanism at a selected number of wastewater treatment plants.

Full set of information and the call notice is available at this link.


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