Activities in the area of wastewater analysis
Publications and studies
Below you can find some key products and outputs in this area of activity.
Events and meetings
Below you can find links to related events and meetings.
Testing the waters: first international multidisciplinary conference on detecting illicit drugs in wastewater
06-8 May 2013
Chair: Paul Griffiths, EMCDDA
Kevin Thomas, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway
Sara Castiglioni, Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy
Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (SEWPROF-coordinator)
in collaboration with the SEWPROF - project
The conference will review the ‘state of the art’ in this emerging discipline, providing an opportunity to present latest research findings, methodological developments and new applications. This multidisciplinary event will bring together for the first time international experts working in relevant fields which include: drug epidemiology, pharmacokinetics, statistics, forensic science, analytical chemistry and environmental engineering. More...
EMCDDA hosting three meetings in Lisbon on the topic of drugs and wastewater
On 10 December, the results of the EMCDDA multicity project were presented by an international consortium of researchers. The project, launched in January 2012, generated comparable data covering 26 European cities, thanks to an agreed common sampling approach. The results will soon be made available on this website.
On 11 and 12 December, the EMCDDA, in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research and the Research Council of Norway, held a workshop on determining illicit drug use in populations through wastewater biomarker analysis .
Finally, the SEWPROF research project funded by the European Commission, organised its kick-off meeting on 13 December. The SEWPROF project aims to develop inter-disciplinary research capability for the next generation of scientists working in the newly-emerging field of sewage epidemiology. The EMCDDA is an associated partner.