Residuals and Biosolids 2017

The Water Environment Federation’s Residuals and Biosolids Committee, in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association is sponsoring a specialty conference on residuals and biosolids management.

Residuals and Biosolids 2017

Abstracts will be evaluated and ranked for selection based on their total score using criteria in the following table:

Abstract Evaluation Criteria – Residuals and Biosolids Specialty Conference

Scoring Level


Status of Project

Technical Content

Benefits & Significance



Nothing new

Just an idea with no plan or results to evaluate

Just a concept

Of no interest to audience

Minimal text, limited discussion of project


Chance of small improvement

Idea with well-developed plan but no results

Well defined concept and clear objectives

Modest benefit to focused audience

Clear relevant text but no tables or figures


Modest incremental improvement

Interesting results but much work remaining

Well defined concept, clear objectives and methods

Modest benefit to broad audience

Clear text and either one table or figure


Very significant incremental improvement

Preliminary results demonstrating good potential for success

Clear objectives and methods.Outcomes suggested but not fully described

High interest and benefit to focused audience

Clear text with figures and tables but presentation or logic could be improved


Potential breakthrough

Idea fully developed, plan completed and well documented results

Clear objectives, methods described, and (anticipated) conclusions outlined

Broad benefits to broad audience

Well written logical text with high quality figures and tables

Selected abstract authors will be notified in November and will need to complete a draft and final manuscript and PowerPoint presentation. Manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations will be reviewed by session moderators and subject to revision or rejection if lacking in quality or if they too closely resemble a sales pitch. In accordance with Federation policy, accepted authors who do not submit the required draft and final manuscript prior to the deadline will be removed from the program. Presenters are expected to register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. No travel or assistance funds are available for speakers.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Technical Program/ Abstracts

Attendee Registration

Exhibition &Sponsorship Information

Education & Training


Sarah Evans Moretti
Manager, Exhibition Sales

1-703-684-2400 ext. 7450



Data: Conference: April 8-11, 2017
Exhibition: April 9-10, 2017

Local: Washington, D.C.

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