Sunday, June 30, 2013

Event - Solid Waste Management and Climate Change: Waste Wise Panel

The complimentary event known as "Solid Waste Management and Climate Change: Waste Wise Panel" will take place on August 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am. For the location or the live broadcast click the link at the bottom of the page. It will also be recorded and available for viewing after the event. To interact live or ask questions, use Twitter hashtag #wastewise.


Prof. Nickolas Themelis is the Founder and Director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University and the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council, an international consortium with sister organizations in fourteen countries. In 1997, Dr. Themelis led the transformation of Columbia University’s historic Henry Krumb School of Mines to the Earth and Environmental Engineering department, where he is now Stanley-Thompson Professor Emeritus. Prof. Themelis has been appointed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as author of the Waste-to-Energy (WTE), composting and landfill gas utilization section of the forthcoming (2014) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC


Prof. Paul H. Brunner is considered to be the father of material flow analysis methodology in urban metabolism and industrial ecology. He is the Head of the Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management at Vienna University of Technology. He is the Co-author of the book Metabolism of the Anthroposphere: Analysis, Evaluation, Design.

Prof. Morton Barlaz research forms the basis for much of the work done to assess the impact of landfills on methane emissions inventories. He is the Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also the Associate Editor of Waste Management, serves as the Co-chair of Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium and on the Science Advisory Committee for the International Waste Working Group.

Perinaz Bhada-Tata is the Editor of World Bank’s publication Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda and is the Co-author of What a Waste – A Global Review of Solid Waste Management. Perinaz worked as a Solid Waste Management Consultant at the World Bank and is a Research Associate at Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center.

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