Water NZ(external link) has the current guidelines(external link) (2003) for beneficially reusing organic materials on land, with new guidelines under development to include additional organic material such as animal manures, and other agricultural waste materials, which also contain pathogens and contaminants. CIBR along with members from Water NZ, WasteMINZ, NZLTC together with the ministries of Environment, Health and Primary Industries are collaborating on these new guidleines.
The Australia and New Zealand Biosolids Partnership(external link) (ANZBP) is a member based collaboration of utilities, consultants, academics and government bodies committed to the sustainable management of biosolids with a diverse range of research products and tools to support the objectives of our Partnership members and to further the development of the sector as a whole.
The New Zealand Land Treatment Collective(external link) (NZLTC) works to improve communication to all stakeholders in the waste management industry and to support research into the treatment of wastes and waste products by land application, by providing its members with up-to-date information on land treatment technology, research and information.
Conferences are held yearly around the country.
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The Science Media Centre (SMC) is an independent source of information for the media on all issues related to science, that aims to promote accurate, evidence-based reporting on science and technology by helping the media work more closely with the scientific community.
The SMC website has a dicussion involving some CIBR scientists and other experts discussing the contamination found in biowaste, and its implications. To hear the dicussion click on the links below: