Will SARS-CoV-2 reset public health requirements in the water industry? Integrating lessons of the past and emerging research

Back in early April, we highlighted a paper that had been published as an Editorial Perspective in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal “Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology”. This was “SARS-CoV-2: What is its fate in urban water cycles and how can the water research community respond?“ by Vincenzo Naddeo (University of SalernoContinue reading “Will SARS-CoV-2 reset public health requirements in the water industry? Integrating lessons of the past and emerging research”

Can we estimate the Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) for COVID-19 yet?

Many water quality guidelines now use Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) to define a tolerable level of risk for pathogenic substances in drinking water. Examples include the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, WHO Potable Reuse Guidelines and Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. Any supply of drinking water carries risks of exposure to pathogenic organisms (viruses, bacteria,Continue reading “Can we estimate the Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) for COVID-19 yet?”

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?”