Houston Wastewater Epidemiology is continuously monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern, RSV, and influenza A and B. Learn about our activities and education outreach in the news stories listed on this page.

Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance for Public Health Action

Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance for Public Health Action Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

A Consensus Study Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Antimicrobial Resistance

TMC honors efforts to establish wastewater surveillance as a routine public health metric Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

The Houston Wastewater Epidemiology team will deliver an honorary lecture at the 6th Annual TMC Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference.


Downtown Houston

Citywide wastewater study finds SARS-CoV-2 levels strongly correlate with disease indicators Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

Collaborative efforts take critical steps toward establishing wastewater surveillance as routine metric


metagenomic sequencing

CDC grant backs science and innovation in wastewater-based epidemiology Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022

Joint research seeks to harness the power of wastewater surveillance as a public health tool