Recorded Webinar: WEF Interviews CDC About Coronavirus Community Surveillance

Resource Recovery, Technology and Innovation

Wastewater epidemiology has been used for decades to track the presence of infectious diseases such as polio in communities. It has also been used to aid in the response to the opioid epidemic. Currently, it has gained a role in guiding state and local public health responses to COVID-19 outbreaks.

This webcast introduces wastewater epidemiology and explains what information related to the detection of RNA of COVID-19 virus in wastewater via wastewater epidemiology does and does not tell us.


  • Dr. Kyle Bibby (University of Notre Dame)


  • Dr. Mariana Matus (Biobot)
  • Dr. Amy Kirby (CDC)
  • Dr. Jennifer Murphy (CDC)