Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 28, 2002
Publication Date: June 28, 2002
Citation: JAWSON, M.D., KARLEN, D.L. SEWAGE SLUDGE AND SOIL SUSTAINABILITY. MEETING ABSTRACT. 2002. P. 7-15. Technical Abstract: Sustainable management has three critical elements: ecological health and resilience, economic vitality, and social value and equity. To address the issues of sustainability, we examine strategies for conducting research that not only increases our scientific knowledge base and solves problems but also informs policy and aids managers in making decisions that are economically and environmentally sound. The potential impact of biosolids on soil quality and subsequent environmental issues are discussed. We conclude suggesting that sustainability and research goals could be linked by simply taking the additional time to consider critical questions that stakeholders might ask.