Stormwater Education Series: Potential Presence of and Risks From COVID-19 in Water

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online - Registration required

While some people may not have considered the potential presence for and risks from COVID-19 for people working or recreating along, on, or near lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans, there is great concern among Extension educators, research administrators, and volunteer water monitoring coordinators on what is known, uncertain, and unknown about the potential for risks from COVID-19 in the water environment. 

A team of researchers from Oregon Sea Grant including Sam Chan, Linda Serniak Tucker, and Daniel Arisa will present findings from their research to inform a discussion on conditions that could lead to a higher risk from SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in coastal (lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans) waters and their implications for prevention when working or recreating near or in the coastal water environment. 

They will provide an overview on key issues, research findings, knowledge gaps, emerging opportunities (e.g., wastewater surveillance) to date, and will highlight some examples of outreach being done by different organizations on COVID-19 in coastal water environments. 

During the webinar, they hope to stimulate discussions on priority needs and areas and to tap existing areas of strength (e.g., water quality monitoring and outreach on E. coli, parasite and toxin alerts for beach closure, and shell-fish consumption) for collaborative Extension outreach programming and research relevant to water Extension and Sea Grant.   

Pre-registration for this webinar is required. Participation is limited to 500 people.

This webinar will be recorded, and once we have captions added, it will be posted to this website:  

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