Published July 15, 2019 | Version 1.0
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Illicit drugs in wastewater - SCORE initiative


  • 1. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, Urban Water Management, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • 2. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, Athens, Greece
  • 3. Universitat de Valencia, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación, Valencia, Spain
  • 4. University of South Australia, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Adelaide, Australia
  • 5. University of Lausanne, School of Criminal Justice, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 6. University of Washington, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Seattle, United States of America
  • 7. King's College London, Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine,, London, United Kingdom
  • 8. Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Oslo, Norway
  • 9. University of Antwerp, Toxicological Centre, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 10. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 11. University of Bern, Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS), Bern , Switzerland
  • 12. University Jaume I, Research Institute for Pesticides and Water, Castellon, Spain
  • 13. Slovak University of Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 14. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Environmental Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • 15. Water Services Corporation, Laboratory, Luqa, Malta
  • 16. Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DTU Environment, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • 17. University of Puget Sound, Chemistry, Tacoma, United States of America
  • 18. Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Environmental Health Sciences, Milan, Italy
  • 19. University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 20. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 21. University of Antwerp, Toxicological Center, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 22. University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 23. University of Lausanne, Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 24. Université Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Public Health and Environment Laboratory, UMR 8079 Écologie Systématique Évolution, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chatenay-Malabry, France
  • 25. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, Serviço de Química e Toxicologia Forense, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 26. KWR watercycle research institute, Chemical Water Quality and Health, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
  • 27. University of Lausanne, Ecole des sciences criminelles, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 28. University of Cyprus, NIREAS-International Water Research Center and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 29. University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, Vodňany, Czech Republic
  • 30. Umeå University, Department of Chemistry, Umeå, Sweden
  • 31. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 32. Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Urban Water Management, Department of Hydrosciences, Dresden, Germany
  • 33. National Institute for Health and Welfare, Forensic Toxicology, Helsinki, Finland
  • 34. Jožef Stefan Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 35. Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Urban Water Management, Dresden, Germany
  • 36. Drug, tobacco and alcohol control department, Monitoring and Analysis Division, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 37. University of Bath, Department of Chemistry, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 38. Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 39. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 40. Institute of Forensic Research, Forensic Toxicology, Krakow, Poland
  • 41. Universidade de Lisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 42. Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Water and Soil Quality Research Group, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Barcelona, Spain
  • 43. University of Iceland, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 44. King's College London, London, United Kingdom
  • 45. Åbo Akademi University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Turku, Finland
  • 46. Hydro Engineering Institute Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 47. The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Science (incorporating the former Entox), Brisbane, Australia
  • 48. The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), Brisbane, Australia
  • 49. Medical University of Innsbruck, Institute of Legal Medicine and Core Facility Metabolomics, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 50. Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Dresden, Germany
  • 51. University of Iceland, Dept. Pharmacol. Toxicol., Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 52. Jaroslav Černi Water Institute, Laboratory , Belgrade, Serbia
  • 53. Universitat de Valencia, Desertification Research Centre, Valencia, Spain
  • 54. University of Bath, Chemical Engineering, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 55. Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • 56. Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • 57. Technische Universität Dresden, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Dresden, Germany
  • 58. Environmental Institute, Kos, Slovak Republic
  • 59. University of Novi Sad, Faculty of technical sciences, Department of Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 60. AGH University of Science nad Technology, Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • 61. McGill University, Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Canada


Members and partners of the Sewage analyses CORe group Europe - (SCORE) measured five illicit drug residues in wastewater 2011-2017 (every year one week). The data set covers in total 143 wastewater treatment plants in 120 cities from 37 countries, which were monitored at least once.



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  • González-Mariño, I., et al. (submitted to Addiction). Spatio-temporal assessment of illicit drug use at large scale: evidence from seven years of international wastewater monitoring. Addiction.