EWA/DWA Innovation Workshop: Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants in Waste Water

Date 31.05.2022
Location IFAT Munich, Germany

The European Water Association, EWA, in cooperation with the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste, DWA, launches this seminar as a part of the technical program of the IFAT Munich 2022.

In March 2021 the EU Commission published the “COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2021/472” about a common approach to establish a systematic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in wastewaters in the EU.

This seminar gives an overview about the implementation of this recommendation within the EU, describes the cooperation between the environmental and the public health sectors and demonstrate the approaches in several European countries.

After the workshop, you are invited to a reception. This reception is intended as a get together from the health and environmental sector.


Moderator: Dr. Friedrich Hetzel, DWA


You can find the full program below. 

Date: 31.05.2022


 14:30 -17:15 Workshop

17:15-18:00: Reception

The Workshop will take place at the IFAT Munich, in Hall West, B2, Room B11.

In order to attend the workshop, you need an entrance ticket to the fair.

We are providing you with a free guest ticket, you can find more information here

You can download the flyer for this event here


14:30 - 14:40 Welcome address

EWA- President
Raymond Erpelding

Dr. Friedrich Hetzel, DWA
14:40- 14:55 Overview of SARS-CoV-2 monitoring in waste water in the EU Dr. Bernd Manfred Gawlik
14:55 - 15:10 Approaches for COVID-19 monitoring in waste water and their potential use for the healthcare system Ines Perea
Federal Ministry of Health
15:10 - 15:25 Nation monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in waste water in Luxembourg Leslie Ogorzaly
Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology
15:25 - 15:40 Information flow between operators, health authorities and the public Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Drewes
TU Munich
15:40 - 15:50 Questions and Answers  
15:50 - 16:15 Break  
16:15 - 16:30 Impact of Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 on the public health in international aspects Dr. Katalyn Roßmann
Bundeswehr Medical Service
16:30 - 16:45 Experiences with Monitoring of COVID 19 in waste water of municipal and industrial sites Dr. Matthias Staub
Veolia Germany
16:45 - 17:00 SARS-CoV-2-Surveillance – Communication challenges Brigitte Strahwald, MSc Mmel, LMU Munich
17:00 - 17:10 Questions and Answers  
17:10 - 17:15 Closing remarks and invitation to discussion during the reception Dr. Friedrich Hetzel, DWA
17:15 - 18:00 EWA/DWA Reception  

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