EMCDDA’s Insights report on Illicit drugs in wastewater published

We are delighted to announce the publication of the EMCDDA’s latest Insights report on ‘Illicit drugs in wastewater – advances in wastewater-based drug epidemiology’, edited by Sara Castiglioni, in collaboration with the SEWPROF project team.

The report will be included in a presentation on the ‘Use of wastewater analysis to understand drug markets’ at an event being held in Vienna today, 15 March 2016, on the margins of the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Interviews with SEWPROF Fellow Ann-Kathrin McCall

See the featured interviews with SEWPROF Fellow Ann-Kathrin McCall about her experiences of researching wastewater-based epidemiology:

‘Fingerabdruck Einer Gesellschaft’, Megalink, Winter 2015 (in German).pdf

‘Recherce Vert: Ils traquent les drogues, des égouts au labo’, Terre&Nature, 29 Oct 2015 (in French).pdf

‘In the Bowels of the City’, link to online article (in English, translated from the original article in German)

SEWPROF Newsletter Issue 8 – February 2016

The final issue of the SEWPROF Newsletter, edited by Janelle van Wel, is now available at the link below.  This issue includes messages from many of the Supervisors and Fellows about their experiences on the project and some of the highlights from the last 4 years.  Enjoy!

Newsletter Issue 8 – February 2016

Film report on the work of SEWPROF partner, University Jaume I (UJI)

A film report on the work of SEWPROF partner, the Research Institute for Pesticides and Water of the University Jaume I (Castellón, Spain), is available on the UJI website:

See the webpage with further information (in Spanish)

Watch the video (in Spanish, with English subtitles)

SEWPROF Newsletter Issue 3, February 2015

Issue 3, edited by Janelle van Wel, provides updates on the SEWPROF project, wich a focus on Ann-Kathrin Ostermeyer and her work on biofilms in sewer systems.  In addition, several of the ESR/ERs tell about their experiences of their research secondments.

Newsletter Issue 3 – February 2015

SEWPROF Newsletter Issue 2, December 2014

The second issue of the newsletter, edited by Janelle van Wel.  In this edition, apart from reports from a number of ESRs/ERs, the focus lies on the work of Jose Antonio Baz Lomba and the first SCORE working group in Malta.

Newsletter Issue 2 – December 2014

Cocaine consumption during Street Parade 2014

Sewage-based epidemiology reveals that cocaine consumption during the mega event with 950’000 party goers at Street Parade in Zurich did not differ substantially from a weekend during a normal week.

Watch the short news report broadcasted during prime time at Swiss Television on Friday 8th of August (in Swiss German) or assess the graphs.