WERF releases Biosolids Research Summit report

Proceedings from the Biosolids Research Summit (stock no. 03HHE1) are now available for free download from the WERF Web site at http://www.werf.org.

April 30, 2004 -- Proceedings from the Biosolids Research Summit (stock no. 03HHE1) are now available for free download from the WERF Web site at http://www.werf.org.

The report captures the highest-priority research projects regarding land application of Class A and Class B treated sewage sludge/biosolids as determined by participants of the Biosolids Research Summit.

The Water Environment Research Foundation has allocated $200,000 to move forward on the top ranked research project identified at the Summit. That project, Methodology for Implementing a Rapid Incident Response Mechanism, will aim to create a rapid response system to investigate reported health effects from land application of biosolids.

WERF is currently coordinating with U.S. EPA on the first steps of this project, a workshop in which a group of diverse stakeholders will gather to draft a scope of work for an acceptable pilot project.

All attendees of the Summit will automatically receive one free printed copy of the report over the next couple of weeks. Additional copies can be ordered for $10 (printing costs only). See the WERF website for details (www.werf.org). A free copy of the full transcripts from the main sessions are also available for download in PDF format.

The Water Environment Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that addresses water quality issues with a commitment to environmental protection, economic conservancy, and enhanced quality of life. WERF Subscribers consist of wastewater utilities representing more than 60% of the U.S. sewered population and corporations sharing concerns for water quality issues.


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