On behalf of Water UK, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the consultancy Atkins are bringing together the English water industry, environmental and economic regulators as well as other key stakeholders to collaborate and co-create a long term strategy, out to 2050, for the safe and sustainable management of bioresources (the treatment of sewage sludge and use of the resulting biosolids).

This water industry project will consider how to manage the environmental impacts of biosolids management, improve outcomes and accommodate key industry sustainability challenges, e.g. the Net Zero Carbon target and circular economy ambitions.

As part of this project, CIWEM and Atkins are seeking responses to a survey designed for all involved and interested in managing sewage sludge and biosolids (particularly in England).  The survey explores the drivers for change, relevant technologies, and innovations that can impact the ways in which biosolids can be managed. It also invites stakeholders to identify case studies of good practice.  Responses will aid work to understand challenges, risks, opportunities and other factors that influence management of the bioresources within this project’s scope.

The deadline for responding to the survey is July 18th 2022.  You can respond to the survey here.

Project governance includes a Project Advisory Board and a Technical Project Steering Group.  The REA’s Emily Nichols is representing the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and the REA on the TPSG.

Further details on the project and survey can be read here.   Please contact Emily here with any questions.