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Sustainable Land Application Conference

January 4-8, 2004
Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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SITE INDEX

POST CONFERENCE INFORMATION

llPublished Conference Manuscripts - UPDATE

llResearch Summaries/Priorities llConference List of Attendees

llConference Abstract Book (PDF - Large file may take some time to load)

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

llBackground llLatest Agenda llConference Committees
llConference Objectives llCall for Poster Abstracts llConference Sponsors
llWho Should Attend llRegistration Information llContact Information
llProgrammatic Topics
  and Conference Format
llMeeting Site and Hotel
  Accommodations
llArea Information
llPrintable Conference Announcement
       (PDF version of this web site)
llAnnouncement Update (May 2003)
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POST CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Published Conference Manuscripts - UPDATE

Selected papers from the Sustainable Land Application Conference have now been published in the Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ) volume 34, pages 7-191.


To order the Sustainable Land Application Conference complete manuscripts (including CD) contact Kathy at journals@agronomy.org.

    Non-member price: $25 each
    Members 20% discount: $20 each

Be sure to include the following information when contacting Kathy:
   Title: Papers from the 2004 Sustainable Land Application Conference, Orlando, FL
   Subtitle: JEQ reprint of symposium from Vol. 34(1) 2005
   Item #: PJEQ34-1

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Research Summaries/Priorities

Conference Session Chairs summarized the state-of-the-science and research priorities for each topic in a panel session the last day of the conference. Audience input was solicited, especially regarding research priorities. Detailed descriptions will appear later in the Journal of Environmental Quality in peer-reviewed articles. The journal articles will not be published for several months, so interpretative summaries are presented below.

Nutrients [html] [PDF]

Organics [html] [PDF]

Pathogens [html] [PDF]

Metals [html] [PDF]

Interpreting Science in the Real World [html] [PDF]

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Conference List of Attendees

The final list of conference attendees is now available. Click here for list in PDF format.

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Background

Since 1973, scientists, engineers, regulators and interested parties in the waste management field have met each decade to assess the body of knowledge on land application of municipal wastewaters and sludges. Past themes include: Recycling Municipal Sludges and Effluents on Land (1973); Utilization of Municipal Wastewater and Sludge on Land (1983); and Sewage Sludge: Land Utilization and the Environment (1993). In 2004, we will convene an international conference entitled "Sustainable Land Application" that will address soil reactions of constituents in biosolids, effluents, and manures.

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Conference Objectives
  • Review fundamental and specific reactions of constituents in non-hazardous wastes (manures, biosolids, and effluents)
  • Improve understanding about contaminant reactions in soils, emphasizing the commonalties of reactions among wastes
  • Synthesize multi-disciplinary information and characterize the “state-of-the science”
  • Identify high priority and critical research needs
  • Promote interdisciplinary approaches to solving societal problems of waste disposal
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Who Should Attend
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Waste Management Consultants
  • State and Federal Employees (Regulators)
  • Practitioners of Waste Management
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Programmatic Topics and Conference Format

Acknowledged scientific experts will address five programmatic topics in plenary talks. 

  • Nutrients: Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State University
  • Organics: Michael Overcash, North Carolina State University
  • Metals: Nick Basta, Oklahoma State University
  • Pathogens: Charles Gerba, University of Arizona
  • Interpreting Science in the Real World: Bob Bastian, USEPA
Invited speakers and a limited number of volunteer speakers will further address the programmatic topics over the course of the conference during simultaneous sessions. The majority of volunteer presenters will be scheduled to present their information in an evening poster session. There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction during Q&A, topical discussion periods and networking functions. The conference will culminate with a half-day panel and audience session to identify research needs and summarize priorities. The plenary and invited speaker extended abstracts will be published in the conference book of abstracts to be distributed at the meeting. Summaries of research needs/priorities developed during the conference and a list of attendees will be posted on the web site following the conference.

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Call for Poster Abstracts -- the deadline to submit a poster abstract has passed.

All individuals involved in waste management fields are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration as poster presentations. Posters will be displayed in a formal poster session with authors available for material discussion. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference book of abstracts to be distributed at the meeting.

If you wish to make a poster presentation, please submit an abstract no later than August 1, 2003.

Volunteer poster presenters are expected to register for the conference.

Programmatic Themes:

  • Nutrients
  • Organics
  • Metals
  • Pathogens

Authors of oral presentations will be notified separately of abstract guidelines.

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Latest Agenda

 

Sunday, January 4, 2004

15:00-19:00

Conference Registration Open

17:00-19:00

Welcome Reception

 

Monday January 5, 2004

7:30-17:00

Conference Registration Open

7:30-8:30

Morning Refreshments

8:30-8:50

Conference Overview - George O’Connor, University of Florida

8:50-9:00

Welcome - Vice President Mike Martin, University of Florida

9:00-10:00

Plenary Presentation: Plant Nutrient Issues for Sustainable Land Application - Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State University; Co-Author:
K. Gehl

10:00-10:15

Questions/Discussion

10:15-10:45

Networking Break

10:45-11:45

Plenary Presentation: Overview of Specific Organics in Beneficial Reuse as Land Application - Michael Overcash, North Carolina State University; Co-authors: R. Sims and J. Karl C. Kieman

11:45-12:00

Questions/Discussion

12:00-13:30

Lunch (on your own)


C
ONCURRENT SESSIONS

Nutrients

Organics

13:30-14:00

Nitrogen Mineralization and Ammonia Volatilization - Miguel L. Cabrera, David E. Kissel and Merle F. Vigil

 

13:30-14:00

Risk Characterization, Assessment, and Management of Organic Pollutants in Beneficially Used Residual Products - Gregory B. Kester, Robert B. Brobst, Andrew Carpenter, Rufus L. Chaney, Alan B. Rubin, Rosalind A. Schoof, and David S. Taylor

14:00-14:30

Fate and Transport of Phosphorus in Soils Amended with Organic Residuals - J. Thomas Sims and A. N. Sharpley

14:00-14:30

Organic Contaminants Behaviour in Soil: Decomposition, Form and Long-term Phenomena - Kevin C. Jones and Tim Evans

14:30-15:00

Questions/Discussion

14:30-15:00

Questions/Discussion

15:00-15:20

Networking Break

15:00-15:20

Networking Break

15:20-15:40

Nitrogen and Phosphate Release from Biosolids and Biowastes - Stephen R. Smith, D. Marcus Bellett-Travers, Rebecca Morris, and Tara Breedon

15:20-15:35

Fate of Personal Care Product and Other Organic Chemicals in Biosolids - Kang Xia, Greg Pillar, and Alok Bhandari

15:40-16:00

Nutrient Best Management Practices For Sustainable Land Application - Steven C. Hodges

15:35-15:50

Persistence of Some Estrogenic Chemicals in Agricultural Soils - Ed Topp and Mike Colucci

16:00-16:20

Nitrate Processes: Denitification and Leaching in Wetlands and Soils - Frank Humenik, Patrick T. Hunt, and Mark Risse

15:50-16:05

Mutagenic Chemical Issues, Assays, and Sustainability in Land Application Systems - Ronald Sims, J. Karl Nieman, and Hoi-Ying N. Holman

16:20-16:50

Questions/Discussion

16:05-16:20

Fate, Bioavailability and Bioconcentration of Organic Compounds in Biosolids -Amended Soil - Drew C. McAvoy

 

 

16:20-16:50

Questions/Discussion

 

 17:00-19:30

Poster Session


Tuesday, January 6, 2004

7:45-17:00

Conference Registration Open

7:45-8:45

Morning Refreshments

8:45-9:00

Introductory Remarks/Announcements - George O’Connor, University of Florida

9:00-10:00

Plenary Presentation: Pathogenic Microorganisms and Their Fate on/in the Environment - C. Gerba, University of Arizona ; Co-Author: Jim Smith

10:00-10:15

Questions/Discussion

10:15-10:45

Networking Break

10:45-11:45

Plenary Presentation: Heavy Metal and Trace Element Chemistry in Residuals-Treated Soils: Implications on Metal Bioavailability and Sustainable Land Application - Nick T. Basta, The Ohio State University

11:45-12:00

Questions/Discussion

12:00-13:30

Lunch (on your own)


C
ONCURRENT SESSIONS

Pathogens

Metals

13:30-14:00

Risk Assessment and Epidemiological Information for Pathogenic Microorganism Applied to Soils - Joe Eisenberg, and J. Cicmanec

13:30-14:00

Mechanisms Determining Heavy Metal Cation Activity and Solubility in Waste-Amended Soils - Murray McBride

14:00-14:30

Pathogens of Concern and the Need for Analytical Methods Development, Standardization, and Validation - Mark Meckes, Robin Oshiro, Misty Pope, and Yildiz Chambers

14:00-14:30

Food Chain Transfer and Bioavailability of Cd and Other Elements in Plants Grown on Biosolids Amended Soils - Rufus L. Chaney, Philip G. Reeves, Urszula Kukier, James A. Ryan, and Carrie E. Green

14:30-15:00

Questions/Discussion

14:30-15:00

Questions/Discussion

15:00-15:20

 Networking Break

15:00-15:20

Networking Break

15:20-15:40

Fate of Pathogenic Microorganisms During, and Following Application to Soil - Robert B. Brobst, Marylynn V. Yates, and Scott R. Yates

15:20-15:40

Oxyanion Reactions - Sabine Goldberg

15:40-16:00

Bioaerosol and VOC Emissions Measurements Associated with Land Application of Biosolids - Patricia Millner, Laura McConnell, Lowry Harper, John Walker, and Rich Giani

 

15:40-16:00

Long-term Sludge Experiments: Soil Metal Bioavailability to Crops and Microbes - Brian Chambers, Paul Gibbs, Steve McGrath, Amar Chaudri, Colin Carlton-Smith, Andrew Godley, Jeff Bacon, Colin Campbell, and Mark Aitken

16:00-16:20

Processes for Managing Pathogens and Vector Attractiveness - A. Godfree and J. Farrel

16:00-16:20

Effects of Alum-treated Poultry Litter, Untreated Litter and Ammonium Nitrate on Metal Availability and Runoff from Pastures - Philip A. Moore, Jr., Paul DeLaune, Tommy Daniel, and Dwayne Edwards

16:20-16:40

Prions - US and International Perspectives on Risks, Prevention, and Control - Lisa Ferguson

16:20-16:40

Effect of Biosolids Application on Soil Metal Chemistry and Phytoavailability - J. A. Ryan, G. M. Hettiarachchi, K. G. Scheckel, and R. L. Chaney

16:40-17:00

Questions/Discussion

16:40-17:00

Questions/Discussion

 

 17:00-19:00

Small Group Discussions of Research Needs


Wednesday January 7, 2004

7:00-17:00

Conference Registration Open

7:00-7:45

Morning Refreshments

7:45-8:00

Introductory Remarks/Announcements - George O’Connor, University of Florida

8:00-9:00

Plenary Presentation: Interpreting Science in the Real World - Bob Bastian, United States Environmental Protection Agency

9:00-9:15

Questions/Discussion

9:15-9:45

The Evolving Science of Chemical Risk Assessment as Applied to Land Application of Biosolids, Effluents and Manures - Rosalind A. Schoof and Dana Houkal

9:45-10:15

Risk Perception, Communication, and Stakeholder Involvement- Ned Beecher, Ellen Harrison, Nora Goldstein, Patrick Field, and Lawrence Susskind

10:15-10:25

Questions/Discussions

10:25-10:45

Networking Break

10:45-11:15

Science of Odor As a Potential Health Issue - Susan S. Schiffman and C. Mike Williams

11:15- 11:45

Molding Science into Regulations - Roberta Parry, Molly Whitworth, and Bob Bastian

11:45-12:00

Questions/Discussion

12:00-13:30

Lunch (on your own)

13:30-14:00

Partnership for Sustainable Use of Organic Resources on Land - Tim Evans and Norman Lowe

14:00-14:20

Restoration of Metal Contaminated Soils Using Biosolids - Sally Brown, Chuck Henry, Harry Compton, Mark Sprenger, and Kirk Scheckel

14:20-14:40

Whole Farm Nutrient Balance Tools for Evaluating Livestock Environmental Risk - Rick Koelsch

14:40-15:00

Sustainable Water Quality Transformations during Soil Aquifer Treatment - Peter Fox, Heath Mash, Joerg Drewes, Robert G. Arnold, Kevin Lansey, David Quanrud, Gary Amy, and Martin Reinhard

15:00-15:15

Questions/Discussion

15:15-15:30

Networking Break

15:30-17:30

Small Group Discussions - Research Needs, by Theme

Evening

Open or Continue Small Group Discussions


Thursday, January 8, 2004

7:15-10:00

Conference Registration Open

7:15-8:00

Morning Refreshments

8:00-8:15

Introductory Remarks/Announcements - G. O’Connor

8:15-8:35

Recap/Needs: Nutrients - G. Pierzynski

8:35-8:55

Recap/Needs: Organics - M. Overcash

8:55-9:15

Recap/Needs: Pathogens - J. Smith

9:15-9:35

Recap/Needs: Metals - N. Basta

9:35-9:55

Recap/Needs: Interpreting Science - B. Bastian

9:55-10:15

Networking Break

10:15-10:30

Panel Moderator Remarks - Herschel Elliott, PSU

10:30-11:30

Open Forum - Panel Responses to Audience Questions/Comments and “Where do we go from here?”

11:30

Adjourn

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Registration Information
 
Registration Fees 
All figures are presented in US dollars ($).
Early Reduced Conference Registration
(Register before October 6, 2003) 
$395.00
Regular Conference Registration
(Register after October 6, 2003)
$445.00
Reduced Student Fee
(Register deadline is  October 6, 2003)
$150.00

The registration fee, combined with sponsorship funds, provides attendees with one copy of the conference book of abstracts, a welcome reception, a poster session social, and daily morning, mid-morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in addition to conference participation.
 
We are delighted you wish to register for the Sustainable Land Application Conference. While Advance Registration is closed, we will be happy to register you onsite at the conference, and look forward to your participation. Thank you.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if the Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI) receives written notification of cancellation on or before November 17, 2003. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all conference refunds. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all student refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after November 17, 2003. 

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-392-9734, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the State of Florida. 

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Meeting Site & Hotel Accommodations

Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa
in the Walt Disney World® Resort, USA
1900 Buena Vista Drive 
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 32830 
Phone: 407-827-2727 
Fax: 407-827-6034
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/MCOPV/main.wnt

The conference will be held at beautiful Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa located in the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort, just 18 miles from the Orlando International Airport. You and your family will enjoy complimentary lighted tennis courts, three swimming pools, a playground and children’s activity programs. Wyndham Palace Resort is offering a special rate for conference attendees as follows:

One or two adults in a room $139.00 per room per day plus state and local taxes, currently at 11.5%.
Three adults in a room $159.00 per room per day
Four adults in a room $179.00 per room per day

   - Adults are 18 years old and over. Children under 18 are free.
   - The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference
   - (Rollaway beds are available for $20 per day plus current taxes.)

Should you decide to incorporate a family vacation, the Wyndham also offers complimentary transportation to the four Disney World® theme parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios. Also, located across the street is Downtown Disney where families will enjoy a vast myriad of shops, entertainment and restaurants.  

Special Instructions: 

· A limited number of Sustainable Land Application Conference guest rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the 2004 government per diem rate. Proper identification is required and payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order.

· To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.

Reservations:

To make reservations, contact the hotel directly at 1-407-827-3333. Be sure to specify you are attending the Sustainable Land Application Conference to receive the special rate. All hotel reservations must be made by Friday, December 5, 2003. After this date, neither availability nor the discounted group rate is guaranteed. Please be aware that the block of guest rooms may fill before the deadline, therefore we urge you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience. A first night’s room deposit must be made with a credit card, check or cash within 10 days of placing your reservation. For any reservations that "no show" or, are canceled within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit will not be refunded. Check-in time is after 3pm and checkout time is prior to 11am. Baggage storage areas are available for early arrivals and late departures. 

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Conference Committees

Conference Steering Committee
Bob Bastian, USEPA
Peter Fox, Arizona State Univ.
Frank Humenik, National Center for Manure & 
     Animal Waste Management
Michael Jawson, ARS, USDA
Richard Kuchenrither, Black and Veatch Consultants
George O’Connor, Univ. of Florida (Chair)
Michael Overcash, North Carolina State Univ.
Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State Univ.
Amit Pramanik, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
James Smith, USEPA
Mandy P. Stage, U
niv. of Florida

Conference Program Committee
Nick Basta, Oklahoma State Univ.
Bob Bastian, USEPA
Herschel Elliott, Penn State Univ.
Tim Evans, Tim Evans Environmental Consulting (UK)
Frank Humenik, National Center for Manure & Animal Waste Mgt.
George O’Connor, Univ. of Florida (Chair)
Michael Overcash, NC State Univ.
Gary Pierzynski, Kansas State Univ.
James Smith, USEPA

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Conference Sponsors

Sponsors:


United States Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA)

Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

The National Center for
Sustainable Water Supply

Co-sponsors:


Florida Department Environmental 
Protection (FL DEP)

National Center for Manure
& Animal Waste Management

University of Florida, Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)

Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services (FL DACS)

Soil and Water Science Department (Host)


Additional Support:


Southwest Florida Water Management District

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Contact Information
For Program Information:
George A. O'Connor, Program Chair
University of Florida/IFAS 
Soil & Water Science Department 
PO Box 110510 
Gainesville, FL 32611-0510 
Phone: 352-392-1804 ext 329 
Fax: 352-392-3399 
Email: GAO@ufl.edu
For Registration Information:
Mandy P. Stage, Conference Coordinator
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes
PO Box 110750
Mowry Road Building 639
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: 352-392-5930
Fax: 352-392-9734
Email: mrpadgett@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
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Area Information

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