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ANZBP National Biosolids Conference 2023

Icon of a calendar 8 Feb, 2023 - 9 Feb, 2023 | Small clock icon 8:30am – 5:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Aerial, University of Technology, Sydney

The biennial Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership's National Biosolids Conference is returning to Sydney in 2023, with the theme Champions for SustainabilityHeld over two days, this conference will examine key developments in the industry with a focus on the role of industry, regulators and community as champions for sustainable biosolids management and end-use.

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International Keynote Speakers

Dr Sally Brown_photo updated (1)Dr Sally Brown
Research Associate Professor, Soil Amendments, University of Washington, USA

Dr Sally Brown is focused on identifying resources in waste—turning discards from homes into a tool for sustainability. She has worked on studies involving soil health, climate change mitigation, biosolids recycling and wastewater treatment. At the root of her work, she believes that soil amendments, in the form of residuals from different industries (composts, for example), offer the potential to help us live more sustainably. Her goal is to turn cities green by making the use and reuse of waste part of our daily vocabulary. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Rufus Chaney Research Award from the U.S. Composting Council, special recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Green Globe Award for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship. She is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and was a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Soil Science. 

Hear Dr Sally Brown speak on Day 1: Wednesday 8th February 2023 

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Rick Lancaster
Bioresources Director, Atkins Global

Rick is Atkins Global Bioresources Director and Atkins fellow; he has over 33 years of experience working in the Water industry. Rick has delivered an international award-winning Bioresources strategy, held senior operational leadership roles for Bioresources and Wastewater management and developed bioresources systems operator concepts. He is a member of the CIWEM Biosolids steering group and has recently been inducted within the UK Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers. Rick is accountable for delivering Bioresource and Resource Recovery strategies for Atkins clients across the world.   Rick has won the following awards for his Strategy work, including the Edmund Hambley Medal (ICE) – for sustainable development, IChemE – International award for renewable energy generation and the 27th British Construction Industry award for a major civil engineering project above £50m. 

Hear Rick Lancaster speak on Day 2: Thursday, 9th February 2023

Event Details
Conference & Exhibition:

Date Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 February 2023
Venue Aerial, University of Technology, Sydney
Address Level 7/235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007

Ticket Prices
* Please note all ticket prices include GST.

Registration Type 



Early Bird


Early Bird


Full Registration All-day catering + conference dinner





One Day Registration Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for one day only + option to purchase a ticket to the conference dinner





Concession/Student Full RegistrationAll-day catering + conference dinner





Post Event Site Tour
Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant
Friday 10th February, 8:30 am - 11 am





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Rebecca Newman, Head of Events, Awards and Digital (acting) | Ph: 02 9467 8431 |


Thank you to our generous sponsors

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Day 2 Keynote Sponsor
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