European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference


Europe’s leading conference for the biosolids and organic resources industries

19-20 November 2019 – The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK.


Planning is well underway for the 2019 conference – the call for papers opens in April.

The conference gives an essential annual update on: legislatory changes, new technologies, best practice and site-experiences with existing technologies, and an insight into relevant research in biosolids and organic resources production and use.

The 2018 event saw 270 attendees enjoy a jam-packed two days at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. 60+ technical presentations were given, covering key topics ranging from circular economy to pre/post treatment.

Delegate highlights included:

  • Panel debates on ‘tailoring microbial communities in AD’ and ‘how can we best ensure a sustainable landbank’
  • Memorable keynote talks from Dr James Chong of York University and Dr David Tompkins of Aqua Enviro, who presented two key and topical issues:
    • ‘Understanding and manipulating microbial communities in AD and
    • ‘Are microplastics the beginning of the end for ‘sludge to land’?’
  • A chance to explore the exhibition showcasing key products and services from 30 companies
  • The double site visit to Anglian’s Sludge Treatment Centre and Amur’s food waste and AD site
  • And the ever-popular conference dinner, held at the famous Kendells Bistro in Leeds.


Take a look at the video from 2018 and see what our attendees had to say.

Download the 2018 timetable

View the 2018 attendee list

The conference provides an essential annual update on the latest industry innovations, best practice, cutting-edge technology and research in the waste water and resource management industries.

“Very enjoyable as always and absolutely the premier biosolids event in Europe”

Sponsorship Steering Committee 2018 Site Visits

The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK


19-20 November 2019

  • “I believe the Biosolids conference is the best technical event in Europe related to Sludge.”
    Technical Director, Veolia Water Technologies

    “One of the best conferences I have attended, very inspiring and well balanced.”
    Environmental Regulation Manager, Welsh Water

    “Having been in this industry for over 30 years and attended many global events, the Aqua Enviro Biosolids conference remains the most relevant in its field. Using this platform to validate our technology enabled a step change in our business.”
    Technical and Sales Director, Orege UK Ltd