Methods to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater

The Wastewater Dashboard aims to summarize and organize methods that have been reported to detect SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-2) in wastewater around the world. It is meant to be a quick resource for researchers and for those who are interested in identifying potential partnerships. Results include peer-reviewed papers and preprints. The dashboard can be downloaded and filtered by country, sampling method (grab vs. composite), concentration method category (e.g. precipitation, ultracentrifugation), and PCR methods.

Entries will be updated periodically.

Wastewater Dashboard

Additional resources and dashboards on SARS-CoV-2 wastewater protocols listed below.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 WBE Collaborative - A network of global experts sharing publications and resources to further COVID-19 wastewater based epidemiolological research. 

COVIDPoops19 Dashboard - A summary of global SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring efforts compiled by the University of California, Merced.

Coronavirus Dashboard - the Netherlands

Sewage Monitoring is the UK's next defence against covid-19. The BMJ, (July 2020)

SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: potential health risk, but also data source. The Lancet, (April 2020)


For questions, contact Sonia Grego.

Supported by the Duke Sanitation Technology Cluster (OPP1173370) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.