Water Biosolids Needs Assessment: Monterey One Water

Monterey One Water: Water Biosolids Needs Assessment and Tech Scan/Comparative Analysis 

Isle Utilities supported Monterey One Water to evaluate biosolids processing solution providers that are open to forming a public-private partnership, finance the project, and sell recovered resources.

Conducting a comprehensive biosolids needs assessment and technology scan/comparative analysis for Monterey One Water to address organics diversion requirements and explore suitable biosolids processing solutions.

Benefits of Approach/Innovation:

Informed Decision-Making: The comprehensive study of global technology adoption trends, combined with the needs assessment. Empowering stakeholders with well-rounded insights to make informed decisions.

Stakeholder Collaboration: The needs assessment facilitated collaboration among various stakeholders. Ensuring stakeholder input was considered in aligning technology trends and focus areas.

Strategic Alignment: Important project stakeholders were engaged in discussions about technology trends and needs assessment results.  Leading the discussions to a strategic alignment of the technology scan’s focus area.

Holistic Technology Exploration: The global technology scan explored a diverse range of public-private partnership technologies, expanding the horizon for potential solutions.

Effective Shortlisting: The facilitated shortlisting process ensured that 22 relevant technologies from 7 countries were considered, narrowing down the options for in-depth evaluation.

Objective Evaluation: The RFI process and objective ranking of shortlisted vendors added a layer of objectivity to the evaluation process, enhancing the credibility of the chosen solutions.

Actionable Insights: The drafted summary report presented concise yet comprehensive insights, providing actionable information for internal decision-making and future steps.

Specialist Services Involved:

Technology Assessment: Isle Analyzed global technology adoption trends for biosolids treatment. The study focused on conventional methods and innovative solutions.

Needs Assessment: Performed a needs assessment to gather input from various stakeholders, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of requirements and expectations.

Stakeholder Engagement: Engaged important project stakeholders in discussions about technology trends and needs assessment results. Aligned on the technology scan focus area based on the discussions.

Global Technology Scan: Conducted a thorough global technology scan to identify relevant public-private partnership technologies from different countries.

Shortlisting Facilitation: Isle first contacted 60 technologies based on the scan focus area. Next, Isle Utilities filtered the list based on the evaluation criteria. Furthermore, a final 22 relevant options were narrowed down for further evaluation.

Detailed Evaluation: Conducted an in-depth evaluation of the shortlisted technologies through an RFI process, comparing them against utility-defined criteria.

Objective Ranking: Objectively ranked shortlisted vendors based on evaluation results, enhancing the credibility of the selected solutions.

Summary Report: Drafted a comprehensive summary report that synthesized key findings and insights, providing actionable information for internal decision-making.



Clear Understanding: The needs assessment provided Monterey One Water with a comprehensive understanding of their organics diversion requirements and biosolids processing challenges.

Technology Options: The technology scan and comparative analysis provided Monterey One Water with a range of biosolids processing solutions. This helped them make informed decisions about their biosolids management.

Resource Optimization: By focusing on tailored solutions, Monterey One Water could allocate resources efficiently, ensuring effective and relevant investments.

Regulatory Compliance: The initiative positioned Monterey One Water to adhere to upcoming legislative requirements regarding organics diversion.

Preparedness: Armed with insights from the assessment and analysis, Monterey One Water is able to implement suitable biosolids processing solutions.


Key Contact:

Alejandro Toro

Service Spotlight
Isle provided Monterey One Water an independent evaluation of public-private partnerships to finance a biosolids treatment process required to discontinue landfilling biosolids and meet statewide legislation.
Evaluated biosolids processing partnership options and conducted comprehensive needs and tech assessment
Facilitated stakeholder collaboration for decision making
Offered concise, comprehensive insights with actionable future steps
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