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2016 Call for Abstracts for 45th Annual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition
April 10 - 12, 2016
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Collection Systems Committee Seminar
October 14, 2015
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Utility Management Forum 2015
October 19, 2015
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Small Community Wastewater Systems
Challenges and Sustainable Solutions

October 22, 2015
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Biosolids and International Year of Soils-from Cake to Dirt Seminar
November 17, 2015
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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 (Associate) CH2M Hill Canada Ltd.
Sangeeta Chopra Ontario Clean Water Agency
Rachel Chow AECOM
Tihamer Csiba Dillon Consulting Ltd.
Joseph Debono Region of Niagara
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
Benoit Lebeau Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Doug Legge Terratec Environmental Ltd.
Erin Longworth (Associate) 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.
Deborah Ross CH2M
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
Paul Taylor Bio-En Power Inc.
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) 

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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)

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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