In 2006, with the recognition that biosolids management costs were at risk of rising considerably, key biosolids stakeholders from the water utility and regulatory sectors came together and decided to form an industry body that would tackle projects and issues that would be difficult for any one organisation to address. In 2007, the Australian Water Association (AWA) took up that proposal and secured funding support from 33 organisations to make the Australian and New Zealand Biosolids Partnership (ANZBP) a reality.
There are several partnerships similar to the ANZBP around the world. The ANZBP has informal strategic links to these partnerships and others to enable access to much wider biosolids management experiences. To date this has lead to the delivery of shared projects by pooling funds, and assistance in the development of ANZBP research.
Links to the various International alliances are (please note these are external websites):