ANZBP Biosolids Webinar September 2021
Join us on Thursday 02 September from 12:00 pm to 1.30 pm for this webinar to hear from our presenters about the risk management tool for biosolids reuse in Australia and the most recent update on the PFAS National Environment Management Plan (PFAS NEMP 3.0).
This webinar will include presentations from:
Presentation: Biosolids Quantitative Risk Assessment – Land application of solid products from the water reclamation process – residual risk management
Co-presented by: Daryl Stevens (Atura), Philip Wilkie (Melbourne Water), Q&A by Nick O’Connor (Ecos Environmental Consulting)
Dr Daryl Stevens (B. Appl.Sc.(Hon1), PhD), Principal Scientist/Managing Director – Atura Pty Ltd.
Dr Stevens has worked extensively for the National Environmental Protection Council as Coordinator and Scientific Services for the Environmental Risk component of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (Phase 1, 2B and 2C). He has help drafted several state and federal guidelines related to irrigation, recycled water, rainwater and greywater, and published extensively in books and scientific peer-reviewed journals in these areas. Dr Stevens and his company (Atura Pty Ltd) consults extensively across Australia in establishing and operating recycled water schemes (urban and rural) and the beneficial use of biosolids. The risk management strategy used ensures compliance with the state and Australian guidelines and other potential risks identified to ensure low risk to the environment and human health.
Mr Philip Wilkie, Senior Engineer, Treatment and Resources, Integrated Planning – Melbourne Water
As part of the Strategic Planning team, Philip is involved with the reuse, management and risk analysis of the various product and waste streams that are produced by Melbourne Water. He developed and implemented the initial Melbourne Water program of broad acre land application of biosolids from its theoretical beginning through to handing over a robust process that has become a 50,000 dry tonne per annum biosolids reuse program. His experience in chemical and hazard risk management is currently being used in the just completed Environmental Risk Assessments of the impacts to the receiving waters of Port Phillip Bay and Bay Strait from the discharges from the Western and Eastern Treatment Plants, respectively. He quite likes chocolate.
Dr Nick O’Connor (BSc Hons, PhD), Director – Ecos Environmental Consulting
Nick has over 30 years of experience in environmental management, and he has been involved in environmental studies covering such areas as major construction developments, water recycling, water supplies, recreational water use, catchment management, and development of environmental and human health water quality guidelines. Nick has combined his skills in ecology, public health microbiology, quantitative risk modelling, chemical fate assessments, and risk analysis to become a leading exponent of human health and ecological risk assessment in Australia.
Presentation: PFAS and Biosolids – update to the PFAS National Environment Management Plan (PFAS NEMP 3.0)
Dr Shaun Thomas (BSc Hons, PhD), Principal Adviser Wastewater – South Australian Environment Protection Authority
Shaun has 18 years of experience at the EPA in a number of roles and has worked in both environmental risk assessment and, more recently, regulation of a range of wastewater focused industries. This has included licensing of municipal wastewater treatment facilities and oversight of processes enabling beneficial reuse of different waste streams (recycled water & biosolids). In addition, Shaun has been a member of the National Chemicals Working Group under HEPA, which has prepared the PFAS National Environment Management Plan 2.0, is leading some of the water-focused work going into the next version of the PFAS NEMP.
Event Type: Webinar
September 02, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Availability: ANZBP members
Please note: the webinar will commence at 12.00 pm (Sydney Time), running for approximately 90 minutes and will include presentations followed by Q&A.
Full details, including links to the webinar platform, will be sent to registered attendees.
The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be provided to registered attendees.
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