Webinar “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right” - Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time

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Webinar “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right” - Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time



The Global Wastewater Initiative (GW²I) is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar titled “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the facts Right.”  Join us on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Nairobi time

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For more information, please visit the webpage of the event or contact birguy.lamizana@un.org and riccardo.zennaro@un.org

We look forward to your participation! 
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Re: Webinar “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right” - Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time

Dear All,

This is a very interesting webinar (thank you Riccardo), traces of COVID 19 found in wastewater is a hot topic in the sector currently, as tests conducted by various scientists continue to show the presence of the virus in wastewater. I am glad that this topic will be discussed  and it will be great to have expert views on it.

See an extract of an article on the subject here:

The COVID-19 outbreak due to SARS-CoV-2 has raised several concerns for its high transmission rate and unavailability of any treatment to date. Although major routes of its transmission involve respiratory droplets and direct contact, the infection through faecal matter is also possible. Conventional sewage treatment methods with disinfection are expected to eradicate SARS-CoV-2. However, for densely populated countries like India with lower sewage treatment facilities, chances of contamination are extremely high; as SARS-CoVs can survive up to several days in untreated sewage; even for a much longer period in low-temperature regions. With around 1.8 billion people worldwide using faecal-contaminated sources as drinking water, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is expected to increase by several folds, if proper precautions are not being taken.
www.nature.com/articles/s41545-020-0079-1  

and another here:

Researchers have detected traces of the novel coronavirus in wastewater treated by a facility in Massachusetts, and based on the quantities found, they estimate that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the area served by the plant could be significantly higher than the official figures suggest.
www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-traces-mass...her-expected-1497141

There is two days left to the webinar and I would encourage many to attend.

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Chaiwe
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Re: Webinar “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right” - Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time

Thank you Riccardo for organizing this webinar. It surely deals with an interesting topic in these pandemic times. 
Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the webinar due to a scheduling clash. Are there some plans to record the webinar and avail it for those that may not be able to attend the event in real-time?

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Re: Webinar “Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right” - Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time

Dear Chaiwe, 

Thank you very much for your message. We look forward to your participation!

Dear Daniel, 

Yes, we will share the recording after the webinar. Please register even if you will not be able to attend so that your name is automatically in the distribution list. 
 
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Riccardo
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Dear Daniel, 

Yes, we will share the recording after the webinar. Please register even if you will not be able to attend so that your name is automatically in the distribution list. 
 
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Riccardo
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