Webinar: Surface Water Monitoring for COVID
The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute at UofL is hosting this webinar on surface water research and water monitoring.
Made possible by the support of the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation and Newman's Own Foundation.
Kentucky Waterways Alliance is monitoring two sections of Beargrass Creek for evidence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of their proximity to sewer overflow sites near Big Rock Park and Joe Creason Park in Louisville. During heavy rains sewer overflows occur when stormwater and wastewater combine and spill into local waterways.
KWA, in partnership with UofL, is assessing if and how much viral material can be found in surface water and sediment near these sewer overflow sites. KWA and UofL's School of Urban and Public Affairs are leading Co-Immunity's Surface Water Study.
The team includes UofL’s Masters in Sustainability Director Dr. Tamara Sluss and KWA intern, Cullen Hunter, who are testing surface water and sediment in Beargrass Creek for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.