Watch this presentation to hear the results and key findings directly from those involved with a sweeping state-wide program executed to monitor for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater throughout communities in the state of Indiana. Learn how the program could be applied in your community.
Since the novel coronavirus began to spread rapidly around the world at the beginning of 2020, leaders in research and public health as well as city administrators have been in crisis response mode. Testing, containing, and monitoring the virus became paramount to containing the spread of the virus.
One method that came to the forefront was wastewater-based epidemiology. COVID in wastewater monitoring has been used by some communities across the country, and now one of the most comprehensive COVID in wastewater studies has been completed.
This pilot study – run in collaboration with an Indiana state agency, 14 communities, university researchers, and 120Water – provided key findings that this type of monitoring can help validate the results of testing for the virus.
Watch this webinar to hear directly from those involved in the study to learn more about how it was conducted, what the research means, and how this type of monitoring can be used to help fight the virus in your community.
Dr. Bibby is an Associate Professor and the Wanzek Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. He completed his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Yale University, and was previously a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bibby has previously led multiple relevant research projects investigating the development and application of viral molecular water quality indicators, including a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Dr. Bibby is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois.
Dr. Peacock is an Environmental Scientist and the Director of the Department of Molecular Biology for Microbac Laboratories, Inc. Formerly, Dr. Peacock was a research assistant and then research associate at The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology and Center for Biomarker Analysis. Dr. Peacock also spent time as a consultant and subject matter expert at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. in the areas of biotechnology and environmental bioremediation. To date Dr. Peacock has coauthored 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 5 book chapters and numerous reports. In the last several years Dr. Peacock has worked in the development and application of molecular methods for environmental health and remediation.
Erica Walker is the director of environmental policy & programs at 120Water. She joined 120Water in late 2018 from the Indiana Finance Authority, where she managed a statewide drinking water lead sampling program for public schools. She also has worked for the Water Quality Research Program for the City of Bloomington, Ind. and in the Air, Pesticides, Toxins Management Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency. She holds master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University.
Megan Glover is the CoFounder and CEO of 120Water. A data and software veteran, prior to founding 120Water she spent nearly 15 years as an executive building and scaling various software as a service products in the midwest. With a passion and knowledge base for utilizing modern software technology to solve problems, 120Water provides modern software and tools necessary to solve our most complex drinking water challenges.