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Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission using wastewater data to track illicit drug usage

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the first National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report (NWDMP report)


Wastewater analysis is widely applied internationally as a tool to measure and interpret
drug use within national populations. The Australian Government has recognised the
considerable benefits of wastewater analysis and has partnered with established scientific
expertise within Australian academic institutions to introduce a national program based on
international models.