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ANZBP Roadshows

The ANZBP regularly holds workshops around Australia and New Zealand exploring developments in biosolids management and research. Please refer to the Events page for further information and dates of upcoming events.

If you would like to attend, present at or host a future Roadshow, please email the ANZBP Team.

Adelaide – 5th May 2017

Join ANZBP and SA Water for a tour of the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant followed by a workshop exploring the latest developments in Biosolids research both within SA and from across Australia. 

About Bolivar

Bolivar processes all of SA Water’s biosolids material, and is highly acclaimed for its success in land application through broadacre farming. The site and the team behind it have been pioneers of best practice in biosolids for many years, guided by world class research input from organisations such as CSIRO.

This site tour will be a showcase of what you can achieve with a dedicated, long term approach driven by a team of champions for innovation in biosolids.  

This workshop

Following on from our site visit, our half day workshop will give you the change to examine the latest applied biosolids research emerging SA Water and the University of South Australia. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about SA’s approach to biosolids regulation and hear the results from ANZBP’s research into the national status of emerging chemicals of concern.


This free event is limited to ANZBP members only, and numbers are strictly limited for both the site visit and workshop, so be sure to register one or both of these elements today! Please email our ANZBP Project Manager, letting her know whether you would like to attend the site tour, the workshop or both. You must be able to attend for the full duration of each component you opt into. 

If the event is oversubscribed, we will arrange for it to be recorded/ streamed. 

Key times

The detailed program for this event is still under development, but the key timings to enable you to plan your attendance are as follows: 


Meet at SA Water


Arrive at Bolivar (you can make your own way to the site if preferable)


Depart Bolivar


Return to SA Water for Lunch


Workshop Commencement


Workshop close – additional networking time


Depart SA Water



Click on the links below to take a look at presentations from previous roadshows…

Palmerston North, New Zealand – November 2016

Biosolids: International, National and Regional scales – presented in partnership with Lowe Environmental Impact and the Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research

Biosolids: a New Zealand perspective on volume, treatment and re-use
Hamish Lowe (LEI)

Biosolids: an Australian perspective on volume, treatment and re-use
Nicola Helme (ANZBP)

 How do you approach working within the regulations?
Katie Beecroft (LEI)

The regulation and policy perspective: what will the new NZ guidelines mean to you?
Nick Walmsley (WaterNZ)

Creating an impactful regional strategy
Jacqui Horswell (ESR/CIBR)

Launceston – November 2013

TasWater Overview
Dharma Dharmabalan, Bill Wood, Brendan Hanigan & Damien Finn – TasWater

Water Corporation land application lessons
Nancy Penney – Water Corp, WA

Biosolids – from catchment to catchment
Karen Campisano – AECOM

Biosolids Management at Barwon Water
Michael Naughton – Barwon Water, Vic

Tasmanian Biosolids Regulation
Stephen Gallagher – EPA / DPIWPE

Newcastle – February 2013

Biosolids Management at Hunter Water Corporation
Frances Rutledge – Hunter Water

Water Corporation Biosolids Program
Nancy Penney – Water Corporation of WA

Odour Management – Sulfurous Compounds
Richard Stuetz – UNSW Water Research Centre

Emerging Paradigms in Biosolids Management
Dr Bill Barber – AECOM

Melbourne – December 2012


Biosolids in Australia – A Historical Perspective
Daryl Stevens – Atura Pty Ltd

Biosolids Regulations in Victoria – Current Approach and the Future
Stephen Lansdell – EPA Victoria

Biosolids Management at Barwon Water
Michael Naughton – Barwon Water

Sustainable Utilization of Nutrients Biosolids
Firew Beshah – RMIT

Biosolids – Survival of Pathogens During Storage
Andy Ball – RMIT

Biosolids – Inorganic Pollutants
Roger Wrigley – University of Melbourne

Organic Pollutants in Australian Biosolids
Brad Clarke – RMIT

Biosolids – Climate Change & the Carbon Tax
Dr Bill Barber – AECOM

Win-win Scenarios for Research & Industry
Aravind Surapaneni – South East Water

Results of Audience Polling – Biosolids Issues

Geelong – February 2012

Biosolids Management at Barwon Water
Michael Naughton – Barwon Water

Biosolids Management at South East Water
Aravind Surapaneni – South East Water

Biosolids – a renewable resource
Dr Bill Barber – AECOM

Canberra – October 2011

Carbon impacts of biosolids treatment
Dr Bill Barber – AECOM

Hobart – March 2011

Biosolids Management in Tasmania
Brendan Hanigan – Southern Water

Beneficial Use of Biosolids in Cement Production
Karen Campisano – Melbourne Water

Perth – October 2010

Odour Reduction in Biosolids – project overview
Dr Yolanta Gruchlik – Curtin Water Quality Research Centre (CWQRC)

DNA profiling for biosolids and sludge
Dr Deborah Pritchard  – Curtin University

Use of Biosolids as a Geotechnical Fill
Karen Campisano – Melbourne Water

ANZBP Project 1 – Regulatory Review and Biosolids Data Project
Paul Darvodelsky – Pollution Solutions & Design

ANZBP Project 2 – Community Attitudinal Research
Greg Priest – Australian Water Association

ANZBP Project 3 – Literature Compendium
Mike Mclaughlin – CSIRO

How to get involved in the ANZBP
Greg Priest – Australian Water Association