Oct 20

BioCycle REFOR16

Orlando, Florida.  The biogas conference!  Includes municipal biosolids & co-digestion.  NEBRA will present.  Details.

8:45 am08:45

Managing Phosphorus in Organic Residuals Applied to Soils

How do we develop a balanced system for use of organic residuals, with all their benefits, without adding to negative environmental impacts caused by phosphorus (P) leaching and runoff? This symposium will provide technical, research-based information and dialogue on the presence, forms, dynamics, transport, and fates of P applied to soils in organic residuals such as composts, biosolids, manures, and digestates from anaerobic digestion.  This symposium is intended to help in developing guidelines for the use of P-containing organic residuals in accordance with nutrient management regulations.  Details & Registration...

Jun 8

NEWEA & NYWEA Joint Spring Meeting

Mystic, Connecticut.  Includes presentations on anaerobic digestion (including "Net Zero at the Danbury, CT WPCF" by NEBRA Board member Don Song and discussion of the new food waste AD system at Southington, CT), evaluations of greenhouse gas emissions, and a residuals session that includes NEBRA member Resource Management, Inc. discussing the new heat drying facility at Rensselaer County, NY.   Details...

8:00 am08:00

Training: Sewage Sludge Incinerator Operator Training

Scout Hall Youth Center, East Windsor, CT.  Download Announcement & Registration Form.  This class meets sewage sludge incinerator (SSI) operator training needs defined under the new U. S. EPA air regulations related to SSI air emissions.  SSIs are required to have trained operators by March 21, 2016, the date on which the new SSI regulations take effect.  SSIs must meet other requirements as well; see the EPA SSI regulation website to learn more.  Contact NEBRA for further details.  Co-produced by NEIWPCC, with support from NESCAUM.

Feb 10

NYWEA Annual Conference

Marquis Marriott, Times Square, New York, NY.  Includes 2 biosolids sessions: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:30 pm and Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9:00 am, with lots on co-digestion.  Details...

Jan 27

NEWEA Annual Conference: "It's Prime Time"

The premier water quality event!  Residuals session is Monday, 8:30 - 10:30 am.  And George Hawkins talks Monday about DC Water (Washington, DC), with its new anaerobic digestion, energy from AD, & biosolids recycling excellence.   Details...

Nov 5

Building Healthy Soils Symposium (California)

Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, 11020 Sun Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA.  Building on the Governor's Healthy Soils Initiative this year, the focus of the Symposium is use of organic residual products in improving soil quality and moisture retention, setting standards for these products, and developing best management practices - biosolids included. Demonstrating how biosolids are tools for sustainability in CA.

12:00 pm12:00

Soils of Maine: Digging Deeper

...a Maine Public Radio talk show...

Maine's natural resources support a large forest product industry, a thriving agricultural industry, and outdoor recreation that enhances our quality of life and brings tourists to the state. Soil is the natural resource that makes all of these activities possible, yet it is often overlooked.

2015 has been designated the International Year of Soils by the United Nations, and several Maine soil scientists and soil enthusiasts will share the wonders of soil with fellow Mainers. From mitigating climate change to filtering water and providing advances in medicine, soils do much more than many people may realize and are intimately tied to our quality of life – beyond growing the food we eat.  The discussion will include the unique nature of soils in our state, the actions we can take to conserve soils, organic residuals recycling, and educational opportunities to learn more about soils.  Andrew Carpenter, President of NEBRA, is one of the presenters.   Details.