"People you will meet"
José Penido
José Henrique Penido is Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in Waste Management in Brazil. He was President of COMLURB - the Municipal Urban Cleaning Company of Rio de Janeiro. Actually he is the Chief Advisor of the Technical and Logistics Directorate of COMLURB. He is also the main promoter of a webpage about solid waste on the internet: www.web-resol.org.
Edmund Fleck
Edmund Fleck, born on 14.9.1952 in Berlin, Germany, married, 4 children. Academic Degrees: Diplom-Physik from RWTH Aachen, Germany; Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA. Corporate Research in BBC (Brown Boveri Corporation, since 1988 ABB) in Dättwil, Switzerland, working in the field of electrostatic precipitators. Since 1990 active in the field of waste incineration (municipal solid and hazardous waste), in various functions and companies within the ABB resp. ALSTOM Group. Since 2002 in MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik in Munich, Germany, Managing Director since 2004 President of ESWET (European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technologies) since 2004. Member of the ISWA Board since 2012. Member of ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery since 2008.
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The Conference

Waste management is a major challenge in almost all communities, given the heterogeneity of the solid waste and it’s exponential growth. However, in developing countries the problem becomes even more acute due to cultural and economic reasons, as it is the case in most countries of Africa.

Most of the waste is deposited in the open dumps, near watercourses and in residential areas, increasing and aggravating problems of public health. Sanitation and solid waste management became a political priority for the government, not only in Angola, but in other African countries.

An international conference, like this, can show not only appropriated waste management solutions, from the simplest and robust to those that are more sophisticated, but also demonstrate the application of each solution to the correct context. In fact, an audience of experts and local politicians and authorities, who will participate actively in the conference, will promote interesting exchange of experiences and for sure a very relevant technical discussion.

Join us in this conference with the stamp of ISWA and you will certainly make important contacts with experts and decision makers from Africa and other countries. Your participation will be also valuable to help to preserve Africa environment and natural resources.

Last updated: 2013.07.15