Area of Specialization: Biosolids Management and Nutrient Recovery

Mr. Toffey has 35 years’ experience in municipal wastewater, environmental and energy management.   He is the principal of Effluential Synergies LLC, a sustainable residuals consultancy, and serves as the Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Biosolids Association, a trade group that covers seven states and supports an industry with 700 biosolids generators and 1,500 professionals.

During his career he has authored over 60 papers and presentations to a range of local, national and international technical audiences. Mr. Toffey directed development of innovative recycling programs for wastewater solids for the city of Philadelphia, and has participated in numerous conferences, research projects and training programs to bring best-in-class practices to the wastewater profession.

He has been an industry leader in bringing sustainability principles to the water profession, and has recently worked on thermal processing, co-digestion and nutrient extraction projects for public and private clients. Mr. Toffey graduated with distinction from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and has a Masters of Regional Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is active in national and international professional organizations, including the Water Environment Federation, Water Environment Research Foundation, and International Water Association.