Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe


23 January 2018

Call for abstracts – 40th International Symposium on Environmental and Food Monitoring (ISEAC-40)

ISEAC-40 will host a special session on Wastewater-Based Epidemiology (WBE), which will count with Sara Castiglioni as invited speaker. The 40th International Symposium on Environmental and Food Monitoring (ISEAC-40) will be held in the historical city of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) on 19-22 June 2018. As you probably may be aware of, this is […]


22 September 2017

Scientists want to use your cell phone data and pee to track drug use

The trouble with sewage is you never know how many pees and poos are really in there—amiright? It all just flows into one treatment plant. Read the popular science article here The ES&T manuscript can be found here   


17 May 2017

The Potential of Wastewater Testing for Rapid Assessment of Opioid Abuse

In Washington on the 16th may 2017 a symposium was held to explore the Potential of Wastewater Testing for Rapid Assessment of Opioid Abuse. With contributions from SCORE. Furthermore the organisers published last year a nice publication referring SCORE Key Findings: Rapid and objective measures of drug use can be obtained through municipal wastewater testing […]


7 April 2017

Breaking Bad Habits – Wastewater Analysis Reveals Illegal Drug Movement in Europe

Wastewater analysis has become a rapidly developing technique to produce near real-time data on geographical trends in illicit drug use. This article looks at results from our recent study With contributions of: Dr. Liesbeth Vandam, Scientific Coordination Analyst at EMCDDA, Portugal Lubertus Bijlsma, Doctor in Analytical Chemistry at Universitat Jaume I, Spain Matthew Hickman, Professor of […]


27 March 2017

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 […]


16 December 2016

Press coverage

The press coverage is always huge when we release results Click here for an overview.  


10 November 2016

Ethical research guidelines for WBE available

Ethical research guidelines for wastewater-based epidemiology and related fields available here


9 November 2016

German Addiction Congress 2016

As part of our dissemination activities Christoph Ort held a presentation at the German Addiction Conference 2016 – Berlin, Germany, 5-7 September 2016 “Was verrät das Abwasser über den europäischen Kokainkonsum? ” The presentation can be downloaded here


29 October 2016

Testing the Waters (III) 2017 Call for abstracts

Testing the Waters 2017, 26-27 October, Lisbon, Portugal   Call for abstracts Wastewater-based epidemiology: current applications and future perspectives