This website has changed. We hope you can find what you need easily, but items have moved around. If you have trouble finding what you are looking for please let us know.

Contact us

Wastewater-based epidemiology: A framework to identify and prioritise health determinants for wastewater monitoring


This report describes a framework that could support the Ministry of Health in identifying and prioritising health determinants that could be monitored through wastewater surveillance. It includes information that has been gathered from published scientific literature, organisational and technical reports, grey literature and discussion with experts in the field of wastewater based epidemiology (WBE). WBE has the potential to provide valuable insight into a wide range of other health determinants, including consumption of new psychoactive substances and a range of legal substances, including alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, over-the-counter pain relievers and antimicrobials, as well as exposure to environmental contaminants and infectious diseases.