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WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2018
to May 18

WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2018

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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:

  1. Biosolids Uses
  2. Integrating Organics into the Wastewater Facility
  3. Regulatory Changes and Impact to Biosolids Management
  4. Biosolids Science and Microconstituents
  5. Energy Production from Digestion
  6. Pretreatment Technologies
  7. Managing Residuals from Organics/Biosolids Blends
  8. Bioenergy Management
  9. Solids Conditioning (Thickening and Dewatering)
  10. Odors
  11. Thermal Processes
  12. Sidestream Management
  13. Marketing Nutrient Recovery
  14. University Research
  15. Resource Recovery Education and Communication  
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Biosolids Land Appliers Training Program
to Oct 18

Biosolids Land Appliers Training Program

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.

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10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Analyzing PFAS in Wastewater, Solids, & Soils: State of the Science

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 

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.

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1:00 PM13:00

WEF Opportunities for Biosolids Communications Webcast

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

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 or 703-684-2465.

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to Jul 19

MABA Summer Technical Symposium: Making Connections for Effective Biosolids Management

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MABA Summer 2017 Technical Programs

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10:30 AM10:30

Environmental Fate and Leaching from Biosolids of PFAS: Regulatory Concerns Focus on Leaching

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.

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