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Global Dimensions: International Approaches, Challenges and Potential for Progress in Solid Waste Management and Disposal



Global Dimensions: International Approaches, Challenges and Potential for Progress in Solid Waste Management and Disposal
Tuesday, November 30, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Waste generation and its management affect everyone and create challenges along many critical dimensions: human health, the surrounding environment, greenhouse gas emissions, quality of life, financial and economic health, and stresses both infrastructure and institutions. Waste is growing fast, and is anticipated to grow the most in parts of the world struggling with effective waste management systems and disposal. 

This webinar will provide an overview of issues affecting solid waste management with an emphasis on the following topics:

  • Landfilling and developing economies
  • Regional differences
  • Growth of waste and emissions
  • Closure of open dumpsites
  • Slope stability problems
  • Improvement opportunities

Please join us for an overview of global waste management challenges and approaches for landfill improvement.
     $99 A&WMA Member; $149 Nonmember
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Presenters:

David Greene, Project Manager, SCS Engineers
For the past 12 years, David Greene has managed numerous landfill air emissions and landfill gas related projects for SCS Engineers, recognized by ENR as a top ranked solid waste firm. Mr. Greene has delivered a variety of landfill management related presentations in international settings, visited multiple landfills in Southeast Asia, and assisted on landfill gas beneficial use studies for sites in Eastern Europe and South America. He is currently serving as Chair of the A&WMA WM Division and has been published in A&WMA’s EM Magazine every year from 2017 to 2021.

James Law, Vice President, SCS Engineers
James Law is a Board Member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Chair of ISWA’S Task Force on Closing Dumpsites & Working Group on Landfills. He is recognized globally for his work toward the remediation and closure of open dumps; imperative to mitigate the impact on the environment and adverse effects on public health. Mr. Law is Vice President of SCS Engineers, recognized by ENR as a top ranked solid waste firm.

Moderator: Aditi Ramola, Technical Director, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Aditi Ramola is the Technical Director at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), where she manages international projects and partnerships with the UN, assists ISWA’s Working Groups, and helps develop innovative projects globally to further strengthen cooperation with ISWA’s partners and international organizations. She has experience in the private sector, including at Caterpillar Inc. before joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the Climate Policy and Networks unit.