Biosolids can be used to create valuable products at water resource recovery facilities
Biosolids produced during wastewater treatment commonly are land applied. While this method is a great option to provide an excellent fertilizer that helps promote healthy soils, biosolids also hold much potential to help mitigate climate change, foster sustainability, and achieve zero waste.
Earth’s land, oceans, and troposphere have been warming or many years. Projections for the U.S. from the 2014 National Climate Assessment include not only an increase in temperatures, but also other climate changes, such as an increased intensity of droughts in the Southwest and of heat waves and precipitation events throughout the U.S
Introduces underrepresented minority students to working in water
As the “silver tsunami” of retirements that will result in a mass exodus of U.S. workers approaches, the water sector is taking steps to prepare as well as encourage greater diversity in its workforce. At WEFTEC® 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) piloted a new program to help address this need for a younger and more diverse workforce.