"People you will meet"
João Levy
Prof.. João Quinhones Levy is Civil and Sanitary Engineer, Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, teaching the discipline of Solid Waste Management, among others, responsible for professional training courses in the field of Sanitary Engineering. He is the Chairman of ECOserviços who owns the company SERAMB in Angola, dedicated to the environmental area where he has done several projects, namely the design of the Huambo Landfill.
Mário Russo
MÁRIO RUSSO is Coordinator Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. He obtained a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Porto. He hold a MSc in Sanitary Engineering at the University of Porto and the PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is the Coordinator of the Waste Group of APESB (Portuguese Association for Sanitary and Environmental Engineering) that organizes the biannual International Technical Waste Congress. He is member of the research team of the Project funded by the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) “Evaluation of Alternatives for technological routes for treatment and disposal of solid waste used in Brazil, Europe, United States and Japan". He is the representative of Portugal in the ISWA. He is international consultant of some companies. Mario has the title of ISWA International Waste Manager, the highest award attributed by ISWA.
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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