What are the implications of COVID-19 for purified recycled water?

Australian Water Association (AWA) Webinar: The impact of the virus that causes COVID-19, known as SARS-CoV-2, cannot be overstated. Almost every aspect of our lives has been affected in some way. When thinking about potable reuse, exposure and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can be expected to be prominent among community concerns. These concerns will likely be heightenedContinue reading “What are the implications of COVID-19 for purified recycled water?”

Research Needs for Wastewater Handling in Virus Outbreak Response

This paper is the fourth and final scientific opinion piece, published as a non-peer reviewed contribution to the Environmental Science and Technology virtual issue on the fate and behaviour of enveloped viruses in the environment. The authors are Kyle Bibby (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Nathalia Aquino de Carvalho (University of Pittsburgh, USA), and Krista WiggintonContinue reading “Research Needs for Wastewater Handling in Virus Outbreak Response”

Environmental Engineers and Scientists have Important Roles to Play in Stemming Outbreaks and Pandemics Caused by Enveloped Viruses

As described in our previous post, the journal Environmental Science and Technology have released a virtual issue providing an “Overview of Research on the Fate and Behaviour of Enveloped Viruses in the Environment”. That virtual issue was guest-edited by Alexandria B. Boehm and Krista R. Wigginton, two leading researchers on the fate of viruses inContinue reading “Environmental Engineers and Scientists have Important Roles to Play in Stemming Outbreaks and Pandemics Caused by Enveloped Viruses”

The source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle

This paper was produced by Dr Krista Rule Wigginton, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan and two students under her supervision (Y. Ye and R.M. Ellenberg). It was commissioned by the Editors of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal “Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology” asContinue reading “The source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle”