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7th Canadian Biosolids and Residuals Conference

Delegate Rate: $569 / $669 (BCWWA member / non-member
Student Rate: $299

The 7th Canadian Biosolids & Residuals Conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in biosolids and residuals management in a uniquely Canadian context. Learn about the technology, research, policies, legislation, and case studies behind successful biosolids and residuals management.

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The thirty-four technical presentations at the conference have been grouped into seven streams. Click on any of the stream topics below to learn more:

  1. Management & Beneficial Use
  2. Biosolids & Residuals Quality
  3. Uniquely Canadian Successes & Challenges
  4. Emerging Issues & Opportunities
  5. Integrated Resource Recovery
  6. Education & Outreach
  7. Policies, Regulations and Best Management Practices

Conference Keynote: \”Let\’s Not Dump Sewage in the Ocean\”

Albert Sweetnam
Program Director, Victoria Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program, Capital Regional District

The Capital Regional District’s (CRD) wastewater treatment project – now titled the Seaterra Program – has been in the works for many years, and has undergone intense public scrutiny during that time. Hear first-hand from the individual responsible for managing and implementing this groundbreaking project, and his unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities. You’ll also learn about the proposed resource recovery centre and biosolids management system, and the current status of the program.


Albert Sweetnam is the Program Director for Victoria’s $783 million wastewater treatment program. Prior to joining the CRD, Sweetnam was the Executive Vice President, Nuclear Projects at Ontario Power Generation, in charge of $50 billion in nuclear projects. Prior to that, Sweetnam was a Senior Vice President with SNC Lavalin – the largest engineering construction company in Canada. Most recently, he was the Project Director of the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar and managed all design, procurement and construction aspects of this US $4.4 billion project. He has extensive expertise in the design, execution and commissioning phases of complex multidisciplinary projects in Canada and internationally.

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