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January 15, 2011

NBP News

 

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NBP January 26,  2011 No Charge Webcast – Charting the Future of Biosolids Management:  Forum Findings on Trends and Drivers 

The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) will conduct a “no charge” webcast on January 26, 2011 from 2:00-3:45 pm EST to discuss the findings from a December 1-2, 2010 facilitated forum of invited biosolids experts across the U.S. to discuss current and future issues, drivers and trends associated with Biosolids Management. Trends and drivers that will be discussed include: public policy and regulations, technology, operation and management, outreach and training and research needs. Professional development hours will be available. Last day to register is January 24.The full report from the December forum will be available sometime in February. Webcast Details  Registration information

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Around the Nation

 

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Public Officials’ Perspectives on Tracking and Investigating Symptoms Reported Near Sewage Sludge Land Application Sites

A WERF funded study published in the January/February 2011 of the Journal of Environmental Health describes the results of a web-based survey and phone interviews with officials at federal, state, and local regulatory and health agencies and municipal wastewater treatment plants for input on how to design and implement an investigation protocol for tracking and responding to reports of human illness near land application sites. Officials expressed a need for and interest in implementing a systematic, standardized investigation protocol and offered insights on aids and barriers to its use and collaboration among diverse agencies. Additional opinions and innovative solutions expressed in this article will assist interested users in the implementation of the investigation protocol. Full article     

Kern County Wants Tulane County, not Southland Court to Resolve Sludge Fight

The Bakersfield Californian reported on January 8 that Kern County, CA is looking north to a potentially friendlier Tulare County Superior Court -- for resolution of its sewage sludge battle with the city of Los Angeles and county of Orange. County attorneys will ask the Tulare court to pull an old sludge case out of limbo and rule that Kern's embattled Measure E is a valid law. Late last year, Los Angeles and Orange lost a major round in a 4-year-old legal bout with Kern when U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess in Los Angeles dismissed a federal lawsuit Los Angeles, Orange County and several corporations had brought against Kern. That suit sought to block the implementation of Measure E, the 2006 voter-approved law that blocks the land application of treated human and industrial waste in the unincorporated areas of Kern County. Full Story

University of Wisconsin Soil Scientist Thinks Biosolids Can Be Good Nutrient Source

According to an article by Jane Fyksen published on December 20 in the Madison, WI Agri-View, University of Wisconsin soil scientist Richard Wolkowski has been telling farmers that biosolids provide an inexpensive and excellent supply of plant nutrients, organic matter and/or lime. Full article 

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Conferences

 

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Time is Running Out To Register for The Utility Management Conference™ 2011, Feb. 8–11

Join AWWA and WEF for The Utility Management Conference in Denver. Water and wastewater managers and professionals will gather to discuss on the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management. For more information, please visit the conference Web site.

Save the Date for Upcoming 2011 WEF Conferences!

Disinfection 2011

April 10–12 | Cincinnati, OH

Residuals and Biosolids 2011: Adapting Residuals Management to a Changing Climate
May 22–25 | Sacramento, CA

Collection Systems 2011: Rehab or Roulette: Is Our Environment at Risk?
June 12–15 | Raleigh, NC

EWA/WEF/JSWA Cutting-Edge Technologies and Best Practices on Sewerage
July 28–29 | Tokyo

Energy and Water 2011: Energy, Generation, Management, and Climate Impacts
July 31–August 3 | Chicago, IL

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Training

 

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NBP January 26, 2011 No Charge Webcast – Charting the Future of Biosolids Management:  Forum Findings on Trends and Drivers

The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) will conduct a “no charge” webcast on January 26, 2011 from 2:00-3:45 pm EST to discuss the findings from a December 1-2, 2010 facilitated forum of invited biosolids experts across the U.S. to discuss current and future issues, drivers and trends associated with Biosolids Management. Trends and drivers that will be discussed include: public policy and regulations, technology, operation and management, outreach and training and research needs. Webcast Details  Registration information Professional hours will be available for this webcast. Last day to register is January 24.The full report from the December forum will be available sometime in February.

Best of WEFTEC 2010 Webcast: Energy Management and Conservation Practices at Wastewater Treatment Facilities

WEF is conducting a January 19 webcast from 1:00 – 3:00 EST on a repeat of Technical Session 52 from WEFTEC 2010: Energy Management and Conservation Practices at Wastewater Treatment Facilities. This hot topic session will focus on energy conservation measures and best management practices for wastewater treatment facilities. The three presentations chosen for this webcast address innovative energy conservation and management methods, practices and tools, and includes case studies of energy conservation at wastewater facilities.  More information 

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