"People you will meet"
Atilio
Atilio Savino is the President of ARS Association for Solid Waste Studies, National Member of ISWA in Argentina. He is ISWA´s Ambassador in Climate Change and Senior Consultant in Solid Waste Management. Former President and Vice-President of ISWA and former Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina -National Ministry of Health and Environment of Argentina.
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.
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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