European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference


Call for Papers

Extended abstract deadline – 8th June. Submit here

Working with our independent Steering Committee, we are pleased to announce the key themes for this years’ event:

  • Engineering and biological advances in AD
  • Challenges and opportunities for pathogen testing in sludges
  • Ammonia management
  • Thickening and dewatering
  • Landbank security
  • Process modelling & software developments


Submitting an Abstract

Please submit an abstract that includes the following details to

  • The title of the presentation
  • The key theme(s) covered by the presentation
  • Authors names, and contacts details for the corresponding author
  • An overview of the full presentation (approx. 200 words)


Please ensure you also confirm whether you would like to be considered for a technical or poster presentation (or both). An example abstract can be found here.

If you are a technology supplier and want to present at the conference your presentation must include performance data rather than just claims.  To encourage adoption of your technology an honest pros and cons assessment should be included; outlining where the technology is good and where it wouldn’t apply. Alternatively, why not ask your client to present, or do a joint presentation to support your claims?


Student and Early Career Professionals* Poster Award

The award will be judged and presented during the conference and is open to students and early career professionals under 35 working in the water industry.

If you would like to showcase your work to over 250 industry professionals and be in with a chance of winning a monetary prize, email with an abstract, as above.

Attending conferences is a great way to improve your professional network and expand your knowledge of the industry. Students and early career professionals are also offered significantly reduced rates – please see registration for further details.


*Early career professionals must be:

an individual working professionally in the biosolids / biowastes sectors for less than 3 years after graduation; or an academic/postgraduate/post doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution (full or part time), with no more than three years of experience at lecturer level.

  • Speaker Information

    Speakers are required to register and pay (a reduced fee) to present their work at the conference. Visit our registration page for full details.

    Technical papers are not required but are still encouraged. All presenters will be asked to submit a copy of their powerpoint presentation 2 weeks before the event, along with a brief biography (~100 words).

    Digital conference proceedings will be produced shortly after the conference and all contributions made available for free download on our website approx 6 months after the event.