Changing Contexts for Waste Water Treatment and Solid Waste Management
Speakers will address changing environmental regulations, the need for increased reliance on local funding sources, and opportunities to reduce expenses and generate revenue from waste. They will inspire participants to be proactive in the new landscape of decreased federal support and rapidly advancing technology.
(Environmental Finance Center, Boise State University)
Ignite Presentations: Community Case Studies from Idaho
Using the fast-paced Ignite format (5 minutes, 20 slides), speakers will showcase what they’re doing to manage wastewater and solid waste in a cost-effective way. Presentations include mechanical and non-mechanical wastewater treatment options, regional and locally financed approaches, and recycling.
(DEQ, Land Application of Wastewater)
(Coeur d'Alene Wastewater / Public Art)
Strategies for Financing Projects
Speakers will review project implementation from concept to construction, including strategies to develop community support, find an engineer, develop a funding package, pass a bond, and secure judicial confirmation. Together, speakers in this session are knowledgeable about the entire array of financing options available for Idaho communities and have worked on projects across the state.
Looking Ahead Towards New Technologies and Opportunities
Researchers, engineers, and facility operators will share the latest innovations in wastewater treatment and waste management. They will focus on practical ways to save money and generate revenue by thinking differently about waste.
(Washington State University Solid Waste)