There's still time to register for the Residuals and Biosolids 2021: A Virtual Event to interact online and experience innovative topics, virtual peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and informative sessions from forward-thinking leaders in the water sector.  Recordings of every session will be available to earn credit on for 90 days.

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This new virtual platform offers a customized learning experience suited to the needs, schedule, and location of anyone looking to earn continuing education units from a developed online program. Start planning each day of your virtual experience with the #WEFBiosoilds Final Program.


Learn more about the Residuals and Biosolids Virtual Event from our Co-Chairs of the conference steering committee Kathryn Crestani, NEORSD, and Brandon Fox, City of Columbus.


The official Residuals and Biosolids Conference hashtag is #WEFBiosolids. Be sure to use it in your social media posts, and RSVP to the Facebook event!




This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Ohio Water Environment Association.


Now announcing the Residuals and Biosolids 2021 final program! 

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The Residuals and Biosolids Virtual Event was held online on an interactive platform where attendees gained access to seven Technical Sessions as well as a Technology Spotlight, Company Demos and Networking Opportunities. Technical Sessions were presented in two ways: Live and Simulated-live (or simu-live) to encourage the most interaction and engagement between speakers and registrants.

Live sessions took you to a Zoom meeting where the speakers and moderators gave their presentations on screen in real time while you watch. There was one session each day hosted live on Zoom.

All other sessions will be Simu-live, meaning these sessions were pre-recorded complete with moderator interaction and questions and the recordings were played at a certain time and date during the virtual event. Speakers were present at that time to answer any questions asked by our audience live via chat.


Speaking at the virtual event? Click below for more information:



Save the date for the 2022 Residuals and Biosolids Conference, planned for May 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio!


Questions? Please contact:
WEF Education & Training
[email protected]
703.684.2400 x7450

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops
(Additional fees apply. See Registration tab for more info.)

Workshop A: Dewatering Optimization Workshop - Practical Ways to Improve Performance
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern – Live on Zoom
Size Limit: 100 people

Coordinator: David Oerke, Jacobs

Are you being asked to improve dewatering performance? This workshop will focus on practical ways to get better cake solids and capture, reduce polymer consumption, and reduce O&M costs. We will cover dewatering and polymer "101" to the state-of-the-science, show a video of a hands-on demonstration of sludge/polymer flocculation, present successful case studies, and describe proven optimization measures that you can implement. Whether you are a plant manager, engineer, operator, consultant, or manufacturer, this workshop is for you.

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Workshop B: Biosolids Communication Toolkit - Stop Poo-Pooing Biosolids Communication
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern – Live on Zoom
Size Limit: 60 people

Coordinator: Samantha Villegas, Raftelis

WEF's new Biosolids Communication Toolkit is a one-stop shop for those who want to effectively communicate about, and raise awareness and support for, biosolids. In this 3-hour, highly interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to apply key communications and outreach concepts, such as stakeholder mapping, engagement techniques to meet audiences where they are, and handling negativity from the press or social media. Attendees will come away with solid ideas they can implement immediately.

View the Workshop Agenda


If you want to register for a workshop only without attending the Virtual Event, please email [email protected] for more information.


Welcome to Online Registration!

Online Registration for the Residuals and Biosolids 2021: A Virtual Event is open. Registration information, policies, and fees are listed below.


Registration Fee Includes:

  • Full Access registrants receive access to educational content; networking features; and digital conference proceedings. The preconference workshop is optional (not included). 

Member Rate Qualifications:
In order to qualify for member rates, you must have a current individual WEF membership, valid through the date of the event you are attending. You should have your own individual member ID number. Though your institution may be a member of WEF, you must maintain an individual WEF membership to be eligible to receive the member rate.  For more information on membership, check here.  

If you are not a WEF member or your membership lapses and is not renewed by the time of the event, you will either have to join/renew your membership or pay the non-member rate for the event.

Students that are not a member of WEF must pay the student nonmember rate and provide proof of student status. 

Online registration payments are by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). 

Important Note: 
All attendees must have a unique email address registered to access the Residuals and Biosolids virtual platform. If you are registering for someone else, please be sure to enter their email address.

If you want to register for a workshop only without attending the Virtual Event, please email [email protected] for more information.

Registration Policies and Terms:

Questions? Please contact: 
[email protected]

Technology Spotlight & Company Demo Schedules

Learn more about our sponsors during the Company Demos and Technology Spotlights at the Residuals and Biosolids 2021 Virtual Event. Each company listed below will have their video streaming at the listed times and be available in the chat to answer any questions registrants might have.

Tuesday, May 11

12:30pm ET - Giving Your Digester an Organic Diet:
                       Keys to a successful Organics, FOG, and High Strength Waste receiving program

                       Presented by: Vaughan Company

  2:00pm ET - Is it time to rebuild/replace your Belt Filter Press or Centrifuge?
                       Presented by: Alfa Laval

  2:30pm ET - Finding OPEX Savings in Your Filter Cake
                       Presented by: Evoqua

Wednesday, May 12

12:30pm ET - Lystek THP: Sustainable Solutions for Biosolids Management
                       Presented by: Lystek

2:00-3:00pm ET - Technology Spotlight Presentations
         2:00pm         Digester Defense by Sludge Screening
                              Presented by: Huber Technologies
         2:15pm         An Overview of Biogas H2S Removal Technologies
                              Presented by: Bartlett & West
         2:30pm         Treatment of All types of Digestate from Mesophilic to Thermophilic to THP PreTreated sludge using the DEMON® Anammox Process
                              Presented by: World Water Works
         2:45pm         Lessons Learned from Piloting Biosolids Composting and Leading Towards to a Successful Biosolids Management Program
                              Presented by: GORE Cover / Sustainable Generation

Thursday, May 13

11:45am ET - Maximizing Methane Using Membrane Based Upgrading with Methanis
                       Presented by: Suez

12:05pm ET - Redefining Biosolids: This is OurCarbon™
                       Presented by: Bioforcetech Corporation

12:45pm ET - Welcome to Juneau, Alaska:
                       A Virtual Site Tour of Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Facility

                       Presented by: Veolia Water Technologies

  1:05pm ET - Award Winning & Long Lasting Biosolids Drying with Biogas
                       Presented by: Komline-Sanderson Corporation

Continuing Education

Attendees can track credits, access transcripts, archived record keeping, and state reporting.

  • For Professional Engineers: WEF education and training events are accepted in most U.S. states. WEF maintains Provider Status with several state engineering boards, including the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
  • For Professional Operators:  WEF is pursuing CE credit pre-approval with many state operator licensing boards for Residuals and Biosolids 2021 Virtual Event including: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA, and WA..

States’ licensing boards encourage licensees to familiarize themselves with credit policies and requirements and to verify which events are approved or accepted in their state(s). 

If you have questions about WEF's Continuing Education Program, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-666-0206.

How to get your certificate?
On each session's page, you will see three tabs: session, quiz and certificate. In order to obtain your certificate, you will need to watch each session video in its entirety (on the session page), respond to attentiveness polls during the video, and pass the associated quiz with a score of 100%.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

For the Residuals and Biosolids 2021 virtual event, exhibiting opportunities will not be available. Instead, WEF is offering sponsorship opportunities that are focused on engagement, brand recognition, thought leadership and sharing technical knowledge of solutions. Sponsorship level opportunities include promotion and exposure in speaking opportunities, digital banners, social media mentions, ads in digital program, access to pre and post event registration list, included staff registrations, and more. View WEF 2021 Virtual Sponsorship Opportunities below.

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For more details on sponsorship offerings, please contact:
Nic Christy
Director, International Business Development
[email protected]
+44 (0) 789 992 7926

Already a sponsor? Please contact:
Jessica (LaFever) Dexter, CEM
Manager, Exhibition Operations
[email protected]

Residuals and Biosolids Marketing Toolkit

Help us spread the word about WEF’s upcoming virtual event. Below are some tools you can use to help promote Residuals and Biosolids 2021.


Marketing Toolkit


Be sure to us the official event hashtag: #WEFBiosolids