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Research Support

Developing a Wastewater Coronavirus Surveillance System for New York State

June 23, 2020 at 1:00pm2:15pm EDT

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Join the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, NYWEA, and the NYS Water Resources Institute for an informative, no-cost webinar.

Recent scientific breakthroughs show that levels of coronavirus genetic material in wastewater predict cases a week sooner than incident cases seen in the health system.

In this 75-minute webinar, experts from Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, and Cornell will introduce their pilot project for tracking levels of coronavirus RNA in New York’s sewer systems. Ask questions during our facilitated discussion about safe and effective real-time monitoring of coronavirus RNA in wastewater, and learn how this surveillance method can help guide us through the process of reopening the state.

Presenters and Panelists

-David Larsen, Associate Professor, Public Health, Falk College, Syracuse University
-Hyatt Green, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
-Ruth Richardson, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.


-Seth Jensen, Director, Municipal Utilities, City of Auburn, NY
-Anthony Hay, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Agricultural & Life Sciences, Cornell University
-Brian Rahm and Kristen Hychka, New York State Water Resources Institute, Cornell University
-Additional invited panelists.

Facilitation from Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center.

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This event was first published on June 16, 2020 and last updated on June 18, 2020.

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