"People you will meet"
Costas Velis
Costas Velis, is Professor in Resource Efficiency Systems at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (www.leeds.ac.uk). He is also an Associate Editor for Waste Management & Research (http://wmr.sagepub.com/). He develops research on waste and resource management within the School of Civil Engineering and beyond focuses on cross-disciplinary innovation for closing the materials loop and generating renewable energy, always with human health and environmental protection as the very basis. SWM in low-income and developing countries is also a key research focus.
David Newman
David Newman, is the President of ISWA, the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit association that promotes and develops sustainable and professional waste management worldwide. ISWA is present in 34 countries and represents more than 1,000 associates worldwide. He is a specialist in solid waste management working in Italy. He is the President of ATIA_ISWA Italy, national Member of ISWA in Italy. He was Managing Director of CIC, entity that develop organic waste recovery in Italy through political and commercial promotion. David is an environmentalist.
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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