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November 2, 2007

Civil and Environmental Engineering to Host Biosolids Conference

UMBC’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) will host environmental professionals from around the region on Nov. 7 at a conference on bio-solids, byproducts of water treatment that can be recycled into fertilizer.

The conference, “Hot Topics/Hot Tools for Effective Biosolids Management,” will bring members of the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA) to campus for a full day of idea-sharing on environmentally sound biosolids management.

“MABA is comprised of environmental professionals in the water pollution control field,” said CEE professor and chair Brian Reed. “We are committed to keeping waters in our rivers, lakes and aquifers clean. MABA and its members are clean water experts who know that biosolids recycling is often the best tool for managing biosolids.”

CEE is part of a growing cluster of collaborative environmental research entities headquartered at UMBC, including the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE), the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and the U.S. Geological Survey's MD/DE/DC Water Science Center.

The conference will be held starting at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the University Center Ballroom. For more information or to register, visit
http://www.mabiosolids.org/index.asp

Posted by crose at November 2, 2007 9:24 AM