Published On 08/05/2019
UKWIR are seeking a contractor (Expression of Interest) to undertake a review of published and grey literature on antimicrobial resistance in relation to drinking water, wastewater, and biosolids. In particular, the review should outline the current state of knowledge and research into the efficacy (or otherwise) of current wastewater treatment processes, including the treatment of sewage sludge to produce biosolids, in reducing levels of resistant organisms and ARG material.
In addition the project will identify gaps in current knowledge, synergies, overlaps, and gaps in current and planned research, including the relevance of AMR presence in the environment to AMR spread in society.
The output from the project will also include suggested programme of research, and opportunities for collaboration that will address the identified gaps and provide robust answers to the objectives of this project as outlined above. (Note these suggestions could include sampling and analysis which could be undertaken as an extension to this project, or tendered as a separate project.)
The contractor may, if required by UKWIR, present the findings of the review at an UKWIR organised workshop.
Organisations interested in providing their services for this project should visit our website https://ukwir.org/eng/contractors-dashboard, review the requirements and submit your reasons and experience.
All Expressions of Interest are reviewed and some are subsequently invited to provide a full tender.