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Residuals and Biosolids Committee

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Committee Upcoming Activities

December 2, 2014 Residuals & Biosolids - Seminar

Committee Chair

Shelly Bonte-Gelok
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Check out our award winning Biosolids Video!

Committee Members

Name Company
Jose Bicudo Associated Engineering
Geoff Boyd Walker Environmental Group
Peter Burrowes CH2M Hill Canada Ltd.
Sangeeta Chopra Ontario Clean Water Agency
Rachel Chow AECOM
Tihamer Csiba Dillon Consulting Ltd.
Joseph Debono Region of Niagara
William Fernandes Toronto Water
Don Ford County of Oxford
Don Hoekstra (Associate) Ontario Clean Water Agency
Adriana Hulse City of Ottawa
Dean Iamarino Region of Halton
Janice Janiec (Associate) Janice M. Janiec Consulting
Mohsen Keyvani Ministry of the Environment
Benoit Lebeau Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Doug Legge Terratec Environmental Ltd.
Erin Longworth CIMA+
Banu Ormeci Carleton University
Irwin Osinga Cole Engineering Group
Michael Payne Black Lake Environmental
Patricia Quackenbush (Associate) AECOM
Josh Ranger R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.
Mark Rupke (Associate) Veolia Water Canada
Val Saknenko (Associate) R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.
Reuben Scholtens Maple Reinders Group Ltd.
Phil Sidhwa  Anaergia Inc.
Ajay Singh Lystek International Inc.
Shirley Anne Smyth Environment Canada
Candra Whitesell AECOM
Brent Zehr Ontario Clean Water Agency

Committee Objectives

The Residuals & Biosolids Committee has been created to work with the provincial government, other political jurisdictions and pertinent associations to promote discussions, information exchange, education and best management practices on residuals and biosolids processing and beneficial reuses.

Committee Overview

Residuals and Biosolids Committee Terms of Reference

WEAO Biosolids Video

Biosolids - Naturally Sustainable (In English / En Français) 

For Your Information

Call for Nominations for the 12th Annual Awards for Exemplary Residuals and Biosolids Management

Exemplary Residuals and Biosolids Management Award Notice

Exemplary Residuals and Biosolids Management Award Guidance

Submission Deadline:  Monday, January 26, 2015


Special Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance, Ottawa Canada, June 2013

The Canadian Society of Microbiologists is hosting a “Satellite Symposium” on antibiotic resistance accompanying its annual general conference in Ottawa this coming June. You are kindly invited to take part in what will be a very exciting meeting. The public health issue is great importance, the science will be exciting, the city beautiful, and the weather terrific [hopefully].






Residuals and Biosolids Committee Procedures Manual (pdf)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 11th Annual Awards for Exemplary Biosolids Management

The Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) is soliciting nominations for the 11th Annual Awards for Exemplary Biosolids Management to recognize biosolids practitioners that go beyond the normal requirements and "raise the bar" in the practice of managing biosolids.  The objective of the awards program is to promote excellence in biosolids management in Ontario on the basis of contributions in one or more areas including operating projects, technology development activities, research activities and public acceptance activities.  A nomination package must be submitted to the WEAO for an organization to be eligible for an award.
2014 Awards Notice  |  2014 Nomination Guidance

WEAO Report Update: Assessing the Fate and Significance

2010: Assessing the Fate and Significance of Microconstituents and Pathogens in Sewage Biosolids (PDF 2 MB)

Update of the 2001 WEAO Report on Fate and Significance

Old report - 2001: "Fate and Significance of Selected Contaminants in Sewage Biosolids Applied to Agricultural Land Through Literature Review and Consultation with Stakeholder Groups".More details...

Posted: July 21, 2010

Alternative Management Options for Municipal Sewage Biosolids Workshop - Presentations (PDF)

Held: Thursday, June 17, 2010 in Burlington, ON - Flyer

Presentations in PDF format:

Posted: July 12, 2010

5th Canadian Residuals and Biosolids Conference - Presentations (PDF)

Held: Niagara Falls, September 13 – 15, 2009

Presentations in PDF format

Posted: November 5, 2009

The WEAO Residuals & Biosolids Committee Presents:

A Guide to Biosolids - Factsheet  (PDF) Frequently Asked Questions on Biosolids Management (PDF)

Posted: August 2009

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