Session Presenters - Colin Bishop, Anua - Platinum Plus Sponsor
Title: A to Z Treatment Options to Solve Any Challenge
One-size-does-not-fit-all! Learn about the various options for tackling wastewater treatment for different project applications.
Title: The Past 100 Years and Future of Onsite Resource Water
The history of effluent treatment on-site prior to the 1950s provides an interesting window into what could work and what might be sustainable for individual homes and small communities into the future. In 1894, George E. Waring, Jr. stated, "It has hitherto been – and, in fact, still is – the practice of the world to consider its wastes satisfactorily disposed of when they are hidden from sight. In spite of an almost universal outcry about sewer-gas, filth diseases and infective germs, the great mass, even those who join in the cry, pay little heed to defects in the conditions under which they are living so long as they are not reminded by their eyes or their noses that their offscourings are still lurking near them." Early references show much thought and consideration about flow control, filtration, aerobic treatment, shallow soil dispersal, various loading rates, high strength waste treatment and maintenance. The relationship between disease-causing organisms and proper handling of sewage were understood and will be explored. Furthermore, infrastructure independence and sustainable practices, such as water and nutrient recycling, will be discussed.
Title: Traditions and Historic Practices vs. Science: Shifting to a Risk-Based Model for Onsite
Current onsite practices and regulations are a mix of traditions coupled with 100 year old best guess science. Understanding of the “onsite microbiome” has increased dramatically over the past two decades. New science coupled with existing and emerging technologies are poised to solve this century’s water challenges. A new forward-thinking framework based on addressing risks will provide flexibility and accountability for local regulators and practitioners. The framework will facilitate implementation of sustainable full water reuse with little “new” water required.