We kindly ask new and existing partners to complete the following wastewater research survey from COVID-19 Consortium of Ontario (CWCO) as linked below:
Developing a detailed gap analysis is an essential part of this project as the findings and conclusions will help us identify current gaps existing in Ontario’s municipal/ non-municipal wastewater treatment plants capacity to track for SARS-CoV-2. Distributing the general survey to our CWCO’s partners and all the municipalities in Ontario is the first step in our bottom-up approach in collecting data across the province.
For our first phase of data collection, the survey provided will consist of general questions regarding the wastewater treatment plant of the municipality you are representing. The survey is divided into six sections: general information, municipal population, wastewater treatment plant resources, and sampling/testing resources. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
With this survey, we hope to gather as much information as we can to build a strong database that helps us move forward in our research. After the first phase of data collection, we will proceed into phase two consisting of a second detailed survey and possibly an individual interview to thoroughly identify local realities, risks and opportunities. We appreciate your collaboration and look forward to supporting our partners in building local capacity to track and fight against the community spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Thank you again for your time.
Dr. Zobia Jawed (Ph.D., M.Eng.)
Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University