Conference Details


Residuals and Biosolids 2017

Seattle Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

Conference: April 8-11, 2017
Exhibition: April 9-10, 2017

Cooperating Organizations:
  • The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association

  • Northwest Biosolids

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The Call for Abstracts Has Now Closed


The Water Environment Federation’s Residuals and Biosolids Committee, in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association is sponsoring a specialty conference on residuals and biosolids management.   


 WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference 

The Future of Biosolids and Bioenergy 

April 8-11, 2017 

Seattle Convention Center 

Seattle, Washington 


The technical program and workshop information will be available mid November 2016!



**This year's conference will held on Saturday, April 8th - Tuesday, April 11th** 


Abstract Evaluation Criteria is below  

Abstracts will be evaluated and ranked for selection based on their total score using criteria in the following table:   

Abstract Evaluation Criteria – Residuals and Biosolids Specialty Conference 
Scoring Level  Originality  Status of Project  Technical Content  Benefits & Significance   Quality  
1 Nothing new Just an idea with no plan or results to evaluate Just a concept Of no interest to audience Minimal text, limited discussion of project
2 Chance of small improvement Idea with well-developed plan but no results Well defined concept and clear objectives Modest benefit to focused audience Clear relevant text but no tables or figures
3 Modest incremental improvement Interesting results but much work remaining Well defined concept, clear objectives and methods Modest benefit to broad audience Clear text and either one table or figure
4 Very significant incremental improvement Preliminary results demonstrating good potential for success Clear objectives and methods.Outcomes suggested but not fully described High interest and benefit to focused audience Clear text with figures and tables but presentation or logic could be improved
5 Potential breakthrough Idea fully developed, plan completed and well documented results Clear objectives, methods described, and (anticipated) conclusions outlined Broad benefits to broad audience Well written logical text with high quality figures and tables


Selected abstract authors will be notified in November and will need to complete a draft and final manuscript and PowerPoint presentation. Manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations will be reviewed by session moderators and subject to revision or rejection if lacking in quality or if they too closely resemble a sales pitch. In accordance with Federation policy, accepted authors who do not submit the required draft and final manuscript prior to the deadline will be removed from the program. Presenters are expected to register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. No travel or assistance funds are available for speakers.  


For questions or additional information, please contact: 

  Technical Program/ Abstracts        Attendee Registration          Sponsorship Information       
  Education & Training   Registration   Sarah Evans Moretti
  Manager, Exhibition Sales