Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe

Sewage Analysis CORe group Europe (SCORE)

SCORE will develop and expand an existing pan-European inter-disciplinary network, bringing together experts from relevant disciplines interested in the application and development of using the quantitative measurement of human biomarkers in sewage to evaluate lifestyle, health and exposure at the community level. sociology

Wastewater monitoring data 2011-2018 now available


News / Archives

August 1st, 2019 Wastewater-based epidemiology: making a pipe dream reality - More
March 10th, 2019 Monitoring 2019 - More
January 8th, 2019 2019 4th International Conference on Wastewater Analysis - More
October 10th, 2018 Police and ESR scientists' illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent of New Zealand - More
June 1st, 2018 australian-nwdmp-report-2 - More
May 3rd, 2018 To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers - More
April 25th, 2018 Thesis defence Ana Causanilles - May 24th 2018 - More
March 26th, 2018 Available on-line SCORE Multi-year interlaboratory study - More
March 5th, 2018 One day conference 16 april, Lisbon: Results of the NPS-Euronet Project - More
February 26th, 2018 The SEWPROF website has moved - More


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There are currently 3 working groups, each with a specific focus and expertise.


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Latest publications / Archives

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.

review: Mass spectrometric strategies for the investigation of biomarkers of illicit drug use in wastewater


Felix Hernandez, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Christoph Ort, Malcolm Reid, Juan V. Sancho, Kevin V. Thomas, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Ettore Zuccato and Lubertus Bijlsma.

The article focuses on the potential of high-resolution mass spectrometry. Different approaches for target and non-target analysis are discussed, and the interest to perform experiments under laboratorycontrolled conditions, as a complementary tool to investigate related compounds (e.g., minor metabolites and/or transformation products in wastewater) is treated. The article ends  up with the trends and future perspectives in this field from the authors’ point of view. Link

Webinar by Malcolm Reid: Introduction to wastewater based epidemiology

The utility of municipal wastewater analysis for drug epidemiology, food safety and environmental monitoring: From targeted analysis of biomarkers to non-target screening. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand the field and application of wastewater-based epidemiology Discover the analytical techniques and technology that are essential for the analysis of biomarker in wastewater. Learn about future directions and analytical methods currently in development Watch the webinar here after registration