Wastewater analysis is part of the award-winning documentary series ‘Behind The Science’
Friday 13 September, 2013 Leave a comment
The University of Antwerp has won the EUPRIO (European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers) Award 2013. This prize awards the best communication campaign in European higher education. The jury was impressed by the collaboration with National Geographic Channel and called the series an excellent example of science communication.
In March and April 2013, National Geographic Channel in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands broadcast a series of five documentaries on pioneering research at the University of Antwerp, called ‘Behind The Science’. One of the episodes, ‘Sewer drugs’, treated the topic of wastewater analysis to estimate illicit drug consumption in communities and followed the work of Alexander van Nuijs (University of Antwerp) and Erik Emke and Pim de Voogt (KWR).