The WEF Residuals and Biosolids Committee (RBC) shall develop, recommend, and assist in conducting programs to provide information regarding management options, regulatory compliance and current practices for residuals and biosolids.

The Residuals and Biosolid Committee (RBC) develops and promotes cost-effective practices and policies in biosolids and energy technologies associated with municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater residuals for the protection of the environment.

RBC supports scientifically sound and environmentally friendly regulatory practices and policies to improve and standardize carbon emission accounting and tracking practices while promoting cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public.

RBC advances the industry through recruiting, mentoring, and developing the residuals and biosolids profession.

RBC educates the members, public and policy makers on residuals and biosolids issues through the development of practices and services that assist WEF members in serving the public interest regarding scientifically sound residuals and biosolids environmental practices and regulation.

Additional Resources

National Biosolids Partnership

Committee Membership Application

WEFCOM

 

Chair

John Willis, 2019 - 2021
Tel: 770-673-3643
E-mail: jwillis@brwncald.com

 

Vice-Chairs

Karri Ving, 2019 - 2021
Tel:  415-676-1890
Email:  kving@sfwater.org


Dru Whitlock, 2019 - 2021
Tel:  801-617-3328
Email:  dru.whitlock@stantec.com 

Staff Manager

Patrick Dube
Tel: 703-684-2418
Email: pdube@wef.org

Bioenergy Technology Subcommittee

Mission:  

The Bioenergy Technology Subcommittee promotes biosolids and energy technologies associated with municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater residuals to sustain a healthy environment.

Goals: 

  • To promote bioenergy technologies, both in image and use
  • To become the information source for bioenergy technologies
  • To be a recognized impartial resource for the public, public officials, and utilities
  • To be a technical resource for bioenergy regulations development

 Technology Task Force Activities:

  • Biofuels
  • High Performance Digestion
  • Thermal Drying
  • Thermal Oxidation and High Temperature (Pyrolysis, Gasification)
  • Combined Heat and Power

Recent releases:  


CHAIR

Sarah Deslauriers, 2019-2022
Carollo
2700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  
Tel:   925-932-1710
Email:   sdeslauriers@carollo.com

VICE CHAIR

TBD

STAFF MANAGER

Patrick Dube
703-684-2418
Email:  pdube@wef.org

Greenhouse Gas Subcommittee

The mission of the Greenhouse Gas Subcommittee of the Residuals and Biosolids Committee is act as a clearing house for information on carbon emission accounting and to identify additional industry research needs as follows:

Mission: 

  • Promote scientifically sound carbon emission tracking and accounting practices and regulation.
  • Help develop and promote carbon emission accounting practices and policies that assist WEF members in serving the public interest
  • To promote cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public to improve and standardize carbon emission accounting and tracking practices.
  • Deliver high-quality products and services to our members and stakeholders.

Goals:  

  • Track carbon emission research and sharing relevant information from regional, national, and international organizations with the Carbon Emissions Sub-Committee and RBC
  • Identify information “gaps” in GHG inventory models that may be addressed through WERF studies
  • Coordinate with other organizations with similar interests, including the WEF Sustainability Community of Practice and the NACWA – Biosolids Management and Climate & Energy Committee
  • Coordinate with The Climate Registry and ICLEI on potential modifications to the Local Government Operations Protocol 
  • Sponsor, organize, and participate in carbon emission accounting information sharing opportunities such as workshops and presentations at the local, regional, and national level.
  • Become a technical resource for carbon emissions tracking and accounting information

CHAIR

Christine Polo 2019-2021
Corollo Engineers
2700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 977-3025
CPolo@carollo.com

 

VICE CHAIR

Manon Fisher 2019-2021
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
525 Golden Gate Ave. 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 215-1347
MFisher@sfwater.org

 

STAFF MANAGER

Patrick Dube
Phone: (703) 684-2418
pdube@wef.org

ABBA Subcommittee

 

ABBA Subcommittee:

Mission

To enable efficient exchange of residuals and biosolids management information in all the regions/states/provinces in the U. S. and Canada with various biosolids groups.

Chair

Ned Beecher
North East Biosolids & Residuals Association
Executive Director
PO Box 422
Tamworth, NH
ned.beecher@nebiosolids.org

STAFF MANAGER

Patrick Dube
703-684-2400 x. 2418
pdube@wef.org

Biosolids Products Use and Communication Subcommittee

Mission:

  • To promote the beneficial reuse of Animal, Municipal, and Industrial residuals through scientific and environmentally sound management.
  • To promote mutually beneficial relationships between agricultural, industrial, and municipal residuals generators to solve common problems without increased use of resources.
  • To promote cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public to improve professional education and the management of agricultural, industrial, and municipal residuals.


Goals:

  • To identify stakeholders key to the beneficial reuse of residuals.
  • To identify common needs, expectations, and opportunities between stakeholders.
  • To identify existing association meetings, conferences, seminars sharing information on the beneficial reuse of residuals.
  • To facilitate workshops and conferences to promote beneficial use of residuals.
  • To identify financial resources to facilitate beneficial reuse of residuals.

 

CHAIR

Jean Creech, 2019-2020
Residuals Technical Services Manager
Charlotte Water
12701 Lancaster Hwy.
Pineville, NC 28134
C: 704-301-4042
jgcreech@ci.charlotte.nc.us
charlottewater.org


VICE CHAIR


Jody Barksdale, 2019-2020
Vice President
Carollo Engineers
10117 Princess Palm Ave., Suite 340
Tampa, FL 33610
Tel: 813-888-9572
jbarksdale@carollo.com

STAFF MANAGER


Patrick Dube
703-684-2418
pdube@wef.org

RBC Specialty Conference

The Specialty Conference Subcommittee assists in the planning and implementation of the annual Residuals Management Conference.

Chair

Jeffrey LeBlanc
President
We Care Organics
9293 Bonta Bridge Road
Jordan, New York 13080
Tel:: 1-866-SOIL-2-GO / 315-689-1937
Fax: 315-689-1996
jeffrey.leblanc@wecarecompanies.com

Vice Chair

K. Richard Tsang, Ph.D., PE, BCEE
Senior Vice President
CDM Smith
5400 Glenwood Ave Ste 300
Raleigh, NC 27612-3228
tsangkr@cdmsmith.com

WEF Staff Conference Contact

Laura (Herman) Childs
Tel: 703-684-2400 ext 7010
FAX: 703-684-2492
lherman@wef.org

Solids Separation Subcommittee

Mission:

To promote solids thickening and dewatering knowledge transfer through collaboration between the industry and academia to optimize processes and develop technologies that meet the needs of biosolids handling facilities.

 

Goals:

  • To strengthen synergies between academia and the industry
  • To promote and advance “real world” application of scientifically sound thickening and dewatering research.
  • To become a thickening and dewatering technical resource for the public, municipalities, consultants and manufacturers.

Dewatering Factsheet Series:

CHAIR

Davie Oerke, 2018 - 2020
Jacobs
Tel:  720-286-0837
Email:  David.Oerke@jacobs.com 

VICE CHAIR

Rashi Gupta, 2018 - 2020
Carollo
Tel:   714-593-5100
Email:   RGupta@carollo.com

STAFF MANAGER

Patrick Dube
703-684-2418
Email:  pdube@wef.org