Wastewater-Based Surveillance Program

A peer-to-peer learning program on wastewater-based surveillance for COVID-19, other pathogens and agents for public health practitioners.

A new program for public health practitioners

Canadian Water Network (CWN) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) are pleased to offer a peer learning program for public health practitioners who are working with — or are interested in working with — wastewater-based surveillance (WBS) data. The program’s goal is to support public health practitioners to effectively interpret the meaning of WBS data for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens and agents, and to communicate with policymakers and the public. Phase 1 of the program will run from February 2023 to January 2024.

Participants will include public health practitioners from communities and health units in three provinces, as well as Indigenous regions where WBS programs are developing or underway. Public health practitioners will learn from their peers about how WBS can be applied as an effective public health tool, and interact directly with national and international experts sharing recent developments in WBS research and practice.