University representatives conduct research on biosolids management and its effects on the environment. They work closely with Northwest Biosolids members to encourage technically-based regulations, develop guidelines for biosolids applications, research how different types of biosolids and biosolids technologies affect land application in different environments and help identify suitable sites for biosolids recycling. Scientists have generated Literature Reviews on the Environmental Effects of Biosolids Management, maintain a Technical Resource Center and give presentations on the latest research results and resources available. Northwest Biosolids funds nearly $200,000 of research funding annually and a portion of this is directly allocated for community involvement by answering technical questions and providing presentations for our members and their communities.