ANZBP board meeting and site tour
Posted 13 November 2017
The new Advisory Board of the Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership convened for the first time last week. This volunteer-led initiative, project managed by the Australian Water Association facilitates events, produces resources, commissions research and engages with specialists across the sector to drive forward innovation and discussion related to the sustainable management of biosolids.
ANZBP’s membership includes utilities, consultants, academics and government bodies from across Australia and New Zealand, and offers a unique network for collaboration and industry development. The Advisory Board directs initiatives and commissions resources and research based on current needs of the ANZBP membership. They will shortly be releasing a report examining emerging contaminants, specifically PFOS as well as their bi-annual survey of biosolids production and fate in Australia and New Zealand.
Following on from the Advisory Board meeting, members of ANZBP visited Australian Native Landscapes’ Composting Facility at Badgerys Creek to see first-hand how some of Sydney Water’s biosolids is processed into a high quality, safe product which is highly sought after by farmers for agricultural land application. The tour group then moved on to Sydney Water’s Malabar Waste Water Treatment Plant to see how their recent $80m upgrade is driving benefits in terms of improved biosolids quality, reduced odour issues and an improved working environment.
If you would like to find out more about ANZBP please visit the website
or contact Project Manager Nicola Monk