COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project expanding as Alberta universities team up to test in more communities
COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project expanding as Alberta universities team up to test in more communities. The wastewater allows researchers to see localized trends of COVID-19 cases, even if people are asymptomatic.
The University of Calgary and the University of Alberta have partnered up to combine their research and monitor the wastewater of about 3.2 million people, about three-quarters of Alberta’s population. Through a $3.4-million grant from the provincial government, the joint research team will be providing data about the presence of COVID-19 in certain municipalities through wastewater samples to Alberta’s health agencies and an online tracker tool.