The MBA will identify needs and coordinate funding and expertise for research, especially applicable to specific members and/or the region. For example, the association will help to connect parties with similar relevant activities, and work with researchers in the region to develop ideas and initiatives.
The MBA will serve as a primary repository for data and be a reliable source of information for biosolids generators, the public, regulators, and other entities such as users, transporters, and land appliers involved in management of biosolids products. The information will be shared through the association’s website, and regional conferences and workshops.
The MBA will serve as a regional collaborative network for the biosolids community to share resources, learn from one another, bridge the gap between biosolids managers and end users, such as the farming community, and help those communities who otherwise might lack the necessary experience or resources.
The MBA will advocate for environmentally sound and cost-effective management of biosolids in the region.