This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Arizona Water Environment Association, The Water Research Foundation, and the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance.
The Water Environment Federation's Residuals and Biosolids Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 Residuals and Biosolids conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will cover a variety of topics including:
- Biosolids Uses
- Integrating Organics into the Wastewater Facility
- Regulatory Changes and Impact to Biosolids Management
- Biosolids Science and Microconstituents
- Energy Production from Digestion
- Pretreatment Technologies
- Managing Residuals from Organics/Biosolids Blends
- Bioenergy Management
- Solids Conditioning (Thickening and Dewatering)
- Thermal Processes
- Sidestream Management
- Marketing Nutrient Recovery
- University Research
- Resource Recovery Education and Communication
May 10 NJWEA all-day Biosolids Session at Bally's in Atlantic City
NOTE: This event will be FREE registration to MABA members for the day of the Biosolids Workshop. This will include entry to the exhibit hall and to the lunch provided at the noon break period.
Please join CWEA’s Biosolids Committee and the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association as they present Getting the Most Out of Biosolids Products.
This training course, run by the PADEP, will address all aspects of the biosolids land application program. It will provide all attendees with basic training on regulatory requirements, collecting samples of biosolids, determining nutrients needed for crops, properly estimating the agronomic rate of biosolids for a field, etc.
The chemists who have developed PFAS analysis methods provide updates on the state of the science.
Of interest to state & federal agency staff; managers of wastewater, residuals, and soils; engineers; laboratories…
To join the webinar:
1. Simply click to https://join.me/nebiosolids
2. No need to register or download anything.
3. Best to use your phone for audio. See numbers in the phone icon at the top of your browser window or see the list below.* When prompted, enter the conference ID: 236-940-048 #
4. Use the chat bubble icon to ask questions.
The webinar will be recorded. Slides will be available from NEBRA.
WEF is offering a webinar on September 6 at 1 p.m. to review biosolids communications resources, show examples of positive messaging campaigns, and share best practices on responding to critics.
WEF anticipates a forthcoming release of a documentary “Biosludged.” The trailer indicates the movie takes a negative, inaccurate, and incomplete look at biosolids. We encourage you to prepare to respond to inquiries generated by the piece through these steps:
- Notify communications staff/departments of the documentary.
- Prepare a response strategy that relies on the science, track record, benefits, etc.
- Focus on positives of biosolids, not criticizing the documentary.
- Identify external validators who can provide positive, fact-based perspective.
Additionally, we are providing some resources to assist with biosolids messaging. A messaging book and other tools are available at http://biosolidsresources.org/OE/
WEF believes there is an opportunity for proactive, positive messaging campaigns to highlight the many benefits of biosolids. While there are a variety of efforts underway across the biosolids sector, there is room for others to become active and to expand current activities. Successful campaigns often:
- Highlight the proven benefits of biosolids for environment, economy, communities, etc.
- Utilize a variety of external validators such as scientists, agriculture, NGOs, etc.
- Use social media, earned media coverage, and web content.
Please share this information with others in the water sector as appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Loop, Senior Director of Communications and Public Outreach at WEF, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-684-2465.
This web seminar will provide a summary of current knowledge of PFAS in biosolids and other residuals, what the core concern is, and present recent research findings that address the potential for leaching of PFAS from land applied biosolids. Biosolids management professionals and engineers, water resource recovery facility operations, state and federal regulatory staff, farmers and other landowners, and policy makers will find this session informative.
Presenters: Dr. Linda Lee (Purdue), Dr. Ed Topp (Ariculture & Agri-Food Canada), Rick Stevens, U. S. EPAm and William Toffey, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association.