Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe

Testing the Waters 2017, 26-27 October, Lisbon, Portugal

3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology”

Leading European and international experts met in Lisbon from 26–27 October 2017 to review the state of the art of a rapidly developing scientific discipline known as wastewater-based epidemiology.Organisers of the Third Testing the Waters conference were SCORE (Sewage analysis CORe group – Europe) and the EMCDDA

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Targeted audience invited:

This conference will be of interest to drug use epidemiologists, analytical and environmental chemists, environmental engineers, pharmacologists, toxicologists, experts in forensics  and stakeholders working in the areas of public health, addiction, prevention and law enforcement.

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Conference themes

Bridging the fields of wastewater-based epidemiology and conventional drug epidemiology: Current research aims to bring together wastewater analysis and drug epidemiology by sharing knowledge from different disciplines.

New applications and future perspectives: Novel uses of the approach are explored, such as the early detection of new psychoactive substances on the drug market.

Keynote speakers:


Frank Zobel, Switzerland: Deputy Director, Addiction Switzerland, on ‘Using multiple data sources including wastewater analysis to understand a local drug market‘



Teemu Gunnar, Finland: Head of Unit, Forensic Toxicology Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, on ‘Wastewater-based epidemiology and its practical implications in Finland’



Xiqing Li, China: College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, on ‘Application of wastewater-based epidemiology in China — from wastewater monitoring to drug control efforts’