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Northwest Biosolids Management Association (NBMA)
821 2nd Avenue MS81
Seattle, WA 98104-1598

Telephone: +1-206-684-1145
Fax: 206-689-3485
Contact: Leah Taylor, Manager

Topics Covered: c, d, f, g, h.
The Northwest Biosolids Management Association (NBMA) was founded in 1987 by representatives of 14 Washington State and British Columbia municipalities and sewer districts. The association members joined forces to meet the challenge of finding safe, economical ways to manage biosolids. NBMA shares knowledge about biosolids management with other member agencies, local, state, federal regulators, private organizations, and the general public, and is actively involved in promoting the beneficial use of biosolids. Itís members now include over 200 biosolid producing agencies, ranging from small districts to large urban cities, and also including private agencies that manage biosolids. The association works closely with local, state and federal governments on regulations development, and the development of biosolids land application sites. The association is involved with research programs at universities and provides members NBMA members with the technical support.
Format of information: Educational materials, fact sheets, monthly newsletter, public meetings, video, annual conferences.
Language: English.
Consulting or support services: Technical supports for the NBMA is provided through agreements with universities.
Fees for most Services: Fees are based on the amount of biosolids generated. The minimum is $50 U.S. and could go up to $83,000 U.S.


US Agency for International Development (AID)
Development Information Centre (PPC/CDIE/DI)
Room 105, SA18
Washington, DC 20523-1801
United States

Telephone: +1-703-875-4818
Fax: +1-703-875-5269

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e.
Description: The US Agency for International Development (AID) is an independent government agency founded in 1961 to provide economic development and humanitarian assistance to overseas countries. To promote development AID works in close partnership with other U.S. government agencies, U.S. business, private voluntary organizations, and universities. AIDís Information Centre is its information depository. The Centre houses a searchable computer database and other publications related to specific environmental issues such as water and air pollution, wastewater treatment, and related technologies. Staff can conduct database searches and send out annotated search reports that include relevant information such as the title, subject, author, year written, and an abstract. Full reports can then be ordered from the Information Services Clearinghouse (E-mail:
Format of information: Reports are available in print or on microfiche.
Language: Primarily English and occasional French, Spanish and Arabic.
Consulting or support services: None.
Fees: Copies of reports are charged on a per page basis. Institutions in developing countries may receive up to five titles on microfiche free of charge. Ordering instructions and fees are described in an instruction sheet incl


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460
United States

Office of International Activities (OIA)

Telephone: +1-202-564-6400
Fax: +1-202-260-3923
Contact: Stephanie Adrian

Telephone: +1-202-260-5917
Fax: +1-202-260-3923

Topics Covered: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded in 1970 to effectively co-ordinate government action to protect the environment by controlling and reducing pollution. It is the principal US federal agency dealing with environmental matters, including water, hazardous waste, air, and solid waste. Activities include: setting and enforcing environmental standards; monitoring activities related to pollution, conducting research on the causes, effects and control of environmental problems; and assisting states and local governments.
EPAís Office of International Activities (OIA) currently provides technical assistance and guidance for several projects in Asia (including China, India, Indonesia, Japan) and Latin America (including Mexico, Chile, Bolivia). It does not fund its own projects; rather, it assists projects sponsored by the US Agency for International Development or the host country.
EPA technical reports, environmental regulations, educational materials, and referrals to international environmental experts are included in INFOTERRA/USA, a part of the UN Environment Programme information exchange and referral service
Format of information: For a catalogue of publications call/write to the above given co-ordinates or use the Internet.
Language: English
Consulting or support services: None
Fees: A fee is charged for some publications, but most are free. Refer to the publications catalogue.


Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Water Environment Federation
601-Wythe Street
Alexandria, Varginia
22314-1994 USA

Telephone: +1-703-684-2452
Fax: +1-703-684-2492
Contact: Rhonda E. Harris, President (1998-1999)

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h.
Description: The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a non-profit technical and educational organization founded in 1928 to promote and advance the water quality industry in order to preserve and enhance the global water environment. The WEF has more than 41,000 members worldwide which include engineers, scientists, government officials, academics, educators, students, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and other environmental specialists. WEF hosts a general international conference yearly, as well as many specialty conferences less frequently. Its many publications are an important source of information for North American environmental professionals. The WEF also offers internet chat sites to promote exchange of technical information. Partnerships with other organizations include the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, American Public Works, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Water Works Association.
Format of information: Magazine, journals, publications (available in Spanish, Japanese and Korean), articles, annual reports, Internet, annual conferences and workshops.
Language: English.
Consulting or Support Services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: Fees for most meetings, conferences and workshops.


Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association Inc. (WWEMA)
Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 17402
Washington, D.C. 20041

Telephone: +1- 703-444-1777
Fax: +1- 703-444-1779
Contact: L.H. Alton, President

Topics covered: b, c, d, e, f.
Description: The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1908 to represent the interests of companies that manufacture products sold to the potable water and wastewater treatment industries.
WWEMA members are active in the development and implementation of environmental laws and regulations regarding water and wastewater treatment. WWEMA works closely with environmental protection agencies, trade and development offices, international financing institutions and other government institutions to address areas of mutual concern. It supports industry designers by providing related technical expertise.
Format of information: Newsletters, news-release, special reports, articles, annual meetings and conferences.
Language: English and French.
Consulting or Support Services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: Fees for most meetings, conferences and workshops.


The World Bank
Urban Development Division
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Telephone: +1-202-473-1301
Fax: +1-202-522-3232
Contact: Carl Bartone

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i.
Description: The World Bank provides financial support and technical assistance to client governments in developing countries for municipal infrastructure and services, including wastewater treatment. Within the Bank, the Urban Development Division carries out a number of activities in the wastewater treatment area, including research and policy analysis and the provision of advice, training, and dissemination of information for bank project officers and client institutions. Through the Urban Development Division, the bank also participates in a collaborative program on wastewater treatment management involving the Urban Management Programme (UMP) of the World Bank, the Swiss Development Co-operation and the Swiss centre SKAT, and a number of other bilateral organizations. The UMP publications series contains a number of reports related to wastewater treatment technologies.
Format of information: Publications are in paper format.
Language: English, Spanish
Consulting or support services: The Urban Development Division provides consulting and support services to public institutions and technical co-operation agencies.
Fees: Publications are distributed free to developing country practitioners, and at cost to industrialized country professionals.


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