The WEF Residuals and Biosolids Committee (RBC) shall develop, recommend, and assist in conducting programs to provide information regarding management options, regulatory compliance and current practices for residuals and biosolids.

The Residuals and Biosolid Committee (RBC) develops and promotes cost-effective practices and policies in biosolids and energy technologies associated with municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater residuals for the protection of the environment.

RBC supports scientifically sound and environmentally friendly regulatory practices and policies to improve and standardize carbon emission accounting and tracking practices while promoting cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public.

RBC advances the industry through recruiting, mentoring, and developing the residuals and biosolids profession.

RBC educates the members, public and policy makers on residuals and biosolids issues through the development of practices and services that assist WEF members in serving the public interest regarding scientifically sound residuals and biosolids environmental practices and regulation.

Additional Resources

National Biosolids Partnership

Committee Membership Application

WEFCOM

 

Chair

Lynne Moss, 2017 - 2019
Tel:  913-458-1669
E-mail: mosslh@bv.com

 

Vice-Chairs

John Willis, 2017 - 2019
Tel: 770-673-3643
E-mail: jwillis@brwncald.com

Karri Ving, 2017 - 2019
Tel:  415-695-7368
Email:  kving@sfwater.org

 

Staff Liaison

Patrick Dube
Tel: 703-684-2418
Email: pdube@wef.org

Bioenergy Technology Subcommittee

Mission:  

The Bioenergy Technology Subcommittee promotes biosolids and energy technologies associated with municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater residuals to sustain a healthy environment.

Goals: 

  • To promote bioenergy technologies, both in image and use
  • To become the information source for bioenergy technologies
  • To be a recognized impartial resource for the public, public officials, and utilities
  • To be a technical resource for bioenergy regulations development

 Technology Task Force Activities:

  • Biofuels
  • High Performance Digestion
  • Thermal Drying
  • Thermal Oxidation and High Temperature (Pyrolysis, Gasification)
  • Combined Heat and Power

Recent releases:  


CHAIR

Dru Whitlock, 2016 - 2019
CDM Smith
829 Northcliffe Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tel:  801-290-6937
Mob:  801-244-4074
Email:  whitlockd@cdmsmith.com  

VICE CHAIR

Sarah Deslauriers, 2016 - 2019
Carollo
2700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  
Tel:   925-932-1710
Email:   sdeslauriers@carollo.com

Staff Liaison

Lisa McFadden
703-684-2400 ext 7060 Tel.
703-684-2492 Fax. 
Email:  lmcfadden@wef.org

Greenhouse Gas Subcommittee

The mission of the Greenhouse Gas Subcommittee of the Residuals and Biosolids Committee is act as a clearing house for information on carbon emission accounting and to identify additional industry research needs as follows:

Mission: 

  • Promote scientifically sound carbon emission tracking and accounting practices and regulation.
  • Help develop and promote carbon emission accounting practices and policies that assist WEF members in serving the public interest
  • To promote cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public to improve and standardize carbon emission accounting and tracking practices.
  • Deliver high-quality products and services to our members and stakeholders.

Goals:  

  • Track carbon emission research and sharing relevant information from regional, national, and international organizations with the Carbon Emissions Sub-Committee and RBC
  • Identify information “gaps” in GHG inventory models that may be addressed through WERF studies
  • Coordinate with other organizations with similar interests, including the WEF Sustainability Community of Practice and the NACWA – Biosolids Management and Climate & Energy Committee
  • Coordinate with The Climate Registry and ICLEI on potential modifications to the Local Government Operations Protocol 
  • Sponsor, organize, and participate in carbon emission accounting information sharing opportunities such as workshops and presentations at the local, regional, and national level.
  • Become a technical resource for carbon emissions tracking and accounting information

Chair 

Bill Brower
DC Water
5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 787-2000
william.brower@dcwater.com

 

Vice-Chair 

Christine Polo
Black & Veatch
2999 Oak Road, Suite 490
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(913) 458-8069
PoloC@BV.com

 

Staff Liaison 

Patrick Dube
Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-2400 x2418
pdube@wef.org

Outreach and Education and ABBA Subcommittees

Outreach and Education Subcommittee:

Mission

  • Develop and promote practices and policies that assist WEF members in serving the public interest by providing efficient and environmentally protective residuals and biosolids management services.
  • Deliver high-quality products and services to our members and stakeholders.
  • Promote scientifically sound residuals and biosolids environmental practices and regulation.
  • Educate members, the public, and policy makers.
  • Promote and advance the water quality profession.

Goals:

  • Develop and plan workshops focused on public education, public involvement, and outreach for residuals and biosolids management.
  • Collect written information on public relations and education information about biosolids management and make it accessible and available to the membership.
  • Work closely with NBP in updating or developing this resource tool or website.
  • Liaison with the regional biosolids organizations regarding public outreach and education.

Chair

Charles Alix, P.E., 2017-2019
Stantec
5 LAN Dr.
Westford, MA
T:   978-577-1441
C:  978-727-7559
charlie.alix@stantec.com 
stantec.com  

Vice Chair

Jean Creech, 2017-2019
Residuals Technical Services Manager
Charlotte Water
12701 Lancaster Hwy.
Pineville, NC 28134
C: 704-301-4042
jgcreech@ci.charlotte.nc.us
charlottewater.org

ABBA Subcommittee:

Mission

To enable efficient exchange of residuals and biosolids management information in all the regions/states/provinces in the U. S. and Canada with various biosolids groups.

Chair

Ned Beecher
North East Biosolids & Residuals Association
Executive Director
PO Box 422
Tamworth, NH
ned.beecher@nebiosolids.org

Liaison

Patrick Dube
Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-2400 x. 2418
pdube@wef.org

Sustainable Residuals Use Subcommittee

Mission:

  • To promote the beneficial reuse of Animal, Municipal, and Industrial residuals through scientific and environmentally sound management.
  • To promote mutually beneficial relationships between agricultural, industrial, and municipal residuals generators to solve common problems without increased use of resources.
  • To promote cooperation between government agencies, associations, corporations and the public to improve professional education and the management of agricultural, industrial, and municipal residuals.


Goals:

  • To identify stakeholders key to the beneficial reuse of residuals.
  • To identify common needs, expectations, and opportunities between stakeholders.
  • To identify existing association meetings, conferences, seminars sharing information on the beneficial reuse of residuals.
  • To facilitate workshops and conferences to promote beneficial use of residuals.
  • To identify financial resources to facilitate beneficial reuse of residuals.


Chair
Lisa Challenger, 2017-2019
Environmental Specialist
Material Matters, Inc.
P.O. Box 224
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Tel: 717-367-9697 x107
lchallenger@materialmatters.com

Vice-Chair
Jody Barksdale, 2017-2019
Sr. Vice President
Gresham, Smith and Partners
302 Knights Run Ave., Suite 900
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: 813-251-6838
jody_barksdale@gspnet.com

Staff Liaison
Patrick Dube
Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-2400 x. 2418
pdube@wef.org

RBC Specialty Conference

The Specialty Conference Subcommittee assists in the planning and implementation of the annual Residuals Management Conference.

Chair

Jeffrey LeBlanc
President
We Care Organics
9293 Bonta Bridge Road
Jordan, New York 13080
Tel:: 1-866-SOIL-2-GO / 315-689-1937
Fax: 315-689-1996
jeffrey.leblanc@wecarecompanies.com

Vice Chair

K. Richard Tsang, Ph.D., PE, BCEE
Senior Vice President
CDM Smith
5400 Glenwood Ave Ste 300
Raleigh, NC 27612-3228
tsangkr@cdmsmith.com

WEF Staff Conference Contact

Laura (Herman) Childs
Tel: 703-684-2400 ext 7010
FAX: 703-684-2492
lherman@wef.org

Solids Separation Subcommittee

Mission:

To promote solids thickening and dewatering knowledge transfer through collaboration between the industry and academia to optimize processes and develop technologies that meet the needs of biosolids handling facilities.

 

Goals:

  • To strengthen synergies between academia and the industry
  • To promote and advance “real world” application of scientifically sound thickening and dewatering research.
  • To become a thickening and dewatering technical resource for the public, municipalities, consultants and manufacturers.

CHAIR

Davie Oerke, 2018 - 2020
Jacobs
Tel:  720-286-0837
Email:  David.Oerke@jacobs.com 

VICE CHAIR

Rashi Gupta, 2018 - 2020
Carollo
Tel:   714-593-5100
Email:   RGupta@carollo.com

Staff Liaison

Patrick Dube
703-684-2418
Email:  pdube@wef.org