Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe


10 October 2018

Police and ESR scientists’ illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent of New Zealand

A pilot programme testing wastewater for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs will be expanded to cover most of New Zealand. The main aim is to provide information for drug prevention and treatment strategies.  Read the news article here


1 June 2018


Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission using wastewater data to track illicit drug usage The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the second National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report (NWDMP report) 2017 In 2016, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission received $3.6 million in funding under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to deliver the National Wastewater […]


3 May 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

“Wastewater is a fount of information about the drugs and other compounds communities consume” This nice article appeared in chemical & engineering news 30th April 2018.


25 April 2018

Thesis defence Ana Causanilles – May 24th 2018

Ana Causanilles  defended her Phd Thesis Thursday May 24th, with succes in front of the Promotion Committee. SCORE members of the commitee: prof. dr. W.P. de Voogt, prof. dr. F.J. Hernández Hernández, prof. dr. B. Kasprzyk-Hordern, prof. dr. A. Covaci “Wastewater-based epidemiology, an analytical chemical approach for the investigation of human consumption of lifestyle chemicals” Her thesis can be […]


5 March 2018

One day conference 16 april, Lisbon: Results of the NPS-Euronet Project

Please save the date: Lisbon, 16 April 2018, EMCDDA venue: A one-day conference to discuss the results of the NPS-Euronet Project. An opportunity for debate on new psychoactive substances (NPS) with international experts, who will present the latest findings on the identification, analysis, risk assessment and monitoring of NPS in Europe. You can download the […]


26 February 2018

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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 […]