The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) holds single-topic conferences that advance the soil science discipline. These focused conferences also provide opportunities to further enhance the SSSA brand and identity.
Innovation in Soil-Based Onsite Wastewater Treatment
April 7-8, 2014
Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
|Registration Fees:||Thru Feb. 28||After Feb. 28|
|Professional SSSA, NOWRA, or SORA Member*||$295||$325|
The registration price includes two lunches. A complimentary shuttle will be provided each evening for transportation to Old Town.
Starting March 14, a $100 cancellation processing fee will be required for any canceled registrations. Registrations may be transferred at any time with no additional fee.
*If you are a NOWRA or SORA member and are not seeing the member rate of $295, please contact us before making your payment.
Please contact SSSA headquarters with any registration questions.
Housing - Call for a reservation
To reserve by phone: Call 1-800-362-2779 and ask for the “Soil Science Society” conference to get the group rate.
Conference hotel address: Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
View the printable agenda from the conference.
View the Final Program for the conference. This includes speakers, times, titles, and tracks.
View the Program Agenda overview for the conference.
Submission Deadline Extended to February 21
The abstract deadline was 6 December. Accepted abstracts are invited to prepare a paper (draft due February 21, 2014) for the conference proceedings using a template. The proceedings will be available online at the conference. Papers can be research or case studies. Papers are limited to six pages. The papers will be reviewed for content and format, however they should not be considered peer reviewed/refereed papers.
Natural resource professionals are being asked to treat human wastewater more effectively and efficiently in today's decentralized wastewater arena. This is a tall order and can only be accomplished if everyone understands the state of the science in this broad, interconnected field. Soil scientists must know the technology to make good recommendations to engineers about system design. Engineers must know the regulations to specify an appropriate system for a site. Service providers must understand system function to maintain the highest level of treatment. Regulators must understand soil and system capabilities to develop sustainable regulations. And the public must be educated about how their actions affect performance to increase system longevity and protect their investment.
The benefits of this SSSA conference on onsite wastewater treatment include:
- Dissemination of the latest information in decentralized wastewater management
- Forging of multi-disciplinary partnerships
- Elevation of decentralized wastewater issues to the forefront of the national and global consciousness
Who should attend?
Soil scientists, engineers, onsite wastewater managers, environmental consultants, regulators involved in wastewater management at the local, federal, and state levels, private consultants, hydrologists, researchers, and manufactures of products.
What will participants gain?
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art research
- New techniques for treating wastewater
- Unbiased evaluation of many technologies
- Methods for evaluating soil and site conditions
- Improved understanding of decentralized wastewater treatment systems as a green infrastructure
- Methods for improved O&M
Exhibit or Sponsor
- Program organizers: David Lindbo, John Buchanan, Nancy Deal, and George Loomis
- Proceedings editor: David Radcliffe
- Vendors: John Buchanan
CIDWT (Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment)
North Carolina State University Soil Science Department
Orenco Systems, Inc.
Infiltrator Systems, Inc.
Soilmoisture Equipment Corp.
National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA)