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The Water Environment Federation has recently completed a new Biosolids Communications Toolkit and would like to invite you to a training webinar on Thursday, February 4 at 3 p.m. EST.

The comprehensive toolkit is a resource for communicating about biosolids in ways that are factual, science-based, and easily understandable by those who might be hearing about biosolids for the first time. The toolkit includes guidance on some of the more challenging communication tasks you may encounter—responding to, or proactively pursuing media coverage, handling concerns raised about the safety of biosolids, creating presentations for use at events or meetings with the public, and developing content to post online or on social media. The toolkit features messages that serve as an overall umbrella that can be adapted for FAQs, talking points, community meetings, fact sheets, brochures, social media, and websites.

During this webinar, the creators of the toolkit will provide an overview of the document and provide training on how to utilize the content developed. The webinar will include time for question and answer. It will also be recorded for future access and for those unable to attend the live session.

Please visit this page to register for the webinar and feel free to share this with any colleagues who may benefit from this training.

New National Biosolids Survey – Participation Requested by February 5, 2021!

(January 13, 2021) – It has been almost 15 years since the first-ever comprehensive National Biosolids Survey was conducted.

Given the multitude of issues the biosolids community is facing today, it is once again time to conduct a second National Biosolids Survey and collect more up-to-date and accurate information on biosolids regulation, quality, end-use, and disposal. The data collected from this survey will be critical in helping inform biosolids advocacy strategies moving forward.

NACWA is helping fund this effort and has teamed up with the Northeast Biosolids and Residuals Association (NEBRA) to complete this second National Biosolids Survey. NACWA is asking our members with knowledge of their biosolids operations to take some time and complete the survey.

This second National Biosolids Survey will be completed using your 2018 EPA Part 503 Sludge Report and/or your 2018 report to your state – so having that information available and ready will help save time.

Please complete the Survey here.

If members have questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Chris Hornback or Emily Remmel for more information or with questions regarding the survey.


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