National Efforts in Wastewater Epidemiology
Houston Wastewater Epidemiology team members collaborate with a wide network of partners that include scientists, public health officials and specialists to help:
- Refine wastewater sampling, testing, and sequencing protocols;
- Develop metrics and strategies that provide a full picture of infectious disease outbreaks; and
- Share best practices and scale up wastewater monitoring to detect and contain public health threats.
Collaborative efforts have included active participation in nationwide studies and reports conducted by the:
- Wastewater Action Group and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI) and
- CDC’s National Wastewater Surveillance System and the National Academies’ Committee on Community Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance.
For a list of scientific manuscripts published by Houston Wastewater Epidemiology team members visit https://hou-wastewater-epi.org/science-and-innovation/manuscripts.
Reports and Briefs
The following is a list of reports and briefs co-authored by Houston Wastewater Epidemiology team members to help establish nationwide standards for wastewater-based disease surveillance.
Transforming Disease Detection Through Wastewater Surveillance
A series of reports by the Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute, Mathematica, and the Wastewater Action Group.
Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance for Public Health Action
A consensus study report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.