08:30 – 09:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE BREAK (AT BREAKOUT SESSIONS)
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
09:00 – 11:20
Theme 1: Protecting human health & the quality of the environment
Farah Al Barwani
Senior Manager Research and Development, be’ah
Theme 2: Mitigating climate change
Omaima Al Swaisi
Program Development Specialist, be’ah
Theme 3: Driving resource efficiency & the circular economy
Ghania Al Sulaimani
Senior Manager Organization Development, be’ah
Theme 4: New technologies adoption & sector transformation towards a circular economy
Dr. Costas Velis
Lecturer – Resource Efficiency Systems, University of Leeds
09:00 – 09:20
From Waste to Growth: Transforming Fish Waste into Fertilizer for Healthier Environments
CEO & Cofounder, Green Mawared (Sultanate of Oman)
Tracking the Invisible: Lessons Learned from Methane Emissions Monitoring in West African Landfills.
Waste Sector Manager, MPP, Clean Air Task Force (USA)
Synergistic Sewage Sludge Drying Treatment in WtE Plants-A Case Study of Qingdao Eco-Industrial Park.
Senior researcher, SUS Environment (China)
Technical-Analytical Procedures for Verifying The Quality Of Waste Management Services In A Metropolitan City: The Experience of Rome Capital.
Prof. Giulio Ferrari
Consultant of San Marino Secretariat Environmental and Landing, GFambiente Srl; Department of Territory and environment of R:S.M. (Italy)
Co-author: Ferrari Reccardo Technical Analytical Procedures for The Verification Of The Quality Of Waste Management Services In A Metropolitan City: The Experience Of Roma Capitale (Italy)
09:20 – 09:40
Exploring the informal waste tyres dealership.
Postdoc fellow, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
Improving Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) in the Waste Sector to Meet Global Methane Pledge Commitments.
Senior Associate, Abt Associates (USA)
Driving system change through investments across the plastic value chain
Research Director, The Circulate Initiative (Singapore)
Innovative Technology for Efficient Biowaste Recovery and Recycling to Achieve GHG Emissions Reduction.
Strategic Projects Manager, Econward (Spain)
09:40 – 10:00
Microplastics’ contamination in recreational islands: A case study of Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia.
Dr. Fauziah Shahul Hamid
Associate Professor, Universiti Malaya (Malaysia)
ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery
Oral Presentations: Can EfW/WtE be a climate positive solution? (60 mins Session)
Technology developments, Carbon management, solutions for new areas globally.
Organic and Mineral Solid Wastes Conversion into Effective Biochars for Phosphorus recovery from Effluents for reuse in the Context of Circular Economy
Senior Researcher, Sultan Qaboos University (Sultanate of Oman)
Improving the Energy Efficiency via Moisture Separator Reheater Technology in a 2×1000 t/d Waste-to-Energy Plant.
Senior researcher, SUS Environment (China)
10:00 – 10:20
ISWA Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste
Managing Contaminants in Organic Waste, Compost and Digestate. Launch of the ISWA Contaminants Paper
Contamination in organic waste jeopardizes the integrity and effectiveness of composting and anaerobic digestion treatment processes as well as quality of the final products. This is a global problem reflecting society’s consumption of goods, with plastic contamination being the main culprit due to its wide use in food packaging and gardening applications.
The ISWA WG on BTW has addressed this issue and will launch its ‘Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing and Managing Contaminants in Organic Waste Recycling’. The document defines contamination, sets out a ‘contamination hierarchy’ and provides practical examples of ways in which contaminants can be managed. This is the first document that addresses managing contaminants in a practical way aimed at a global audience. It is in line with Theme 1 of the conference: protecting human health and quality of the environment, primarily because it prevents the application of contaminants to soil in which food can be grown.
The ISWA Practitioner’s Guide will be presented by the Chair and Vice Chair of the ISWA WG on BTW, followed by a question-and-answer session with the delegates. Copies of the report will be available for delegates.
ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery (Continued)
Assessment of Excavated Soil
Waste Management within the EU: Towards a Recycling Target?
Project Officer, European Commission – JRC (Italy)
The experience of the Sultanate of Oman in converting biogas from engineering landfills into renewable energy
Landfill Operation Manager, be’ah (Sultanate of Oman)
10:20 – 10:40
ISWA Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste (Continued)
ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery (Continued)
Circular Behaviour in the waste sector: the role of individual preferences towards Nature, Politics and Risk
Associate Professor, University of Minho (Portugal)
Adoption of new technologies and transformation of the sector towards a circular economy.
Lucia Susana Barcia
CEO, IMPACTOS AMBIENTALES S.A. (Argentine)
10:40 – 11:20
Financing Waste Management Project
The ISWA initiative on Financing Waste Management – Results this far and what’s to come
Some time ago, the ISWA initiative for financing waste management was established. During this world conference we will convene a high-level dynamic panel to discuss the key findings from a number of ongoing projects. There is a large, unmet demand for (financial) support and services in the Global South, and at the same time we note that there are significant investment opportunities. “Bankability” remains a crucial issue for project development, but some financing and governance models can remove these barriers and even create opportunities, both on the supply and demand sides.
During this interactive session, the panelists share their views on the main challenges, but also provide possible solutions to the technical and financial problems. Key players in the waste and resource management sector are already having this important conversation on the ground and ISWA wants to not only report on this, but even more, play a leading role.
Moderator/Chair: Atilio Savino, ARS (Argentina)
Bjorn Appelqvist, STC Chair – ISWA
Jean-Baptiste Deculcot, Suez (France)
Novrizal Tahar, Director, Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Forestry and Environment (KLHK) (Indonesia)
ISWA Working Group on Climate Change and Waste Management
Panel Discussion: Waste Sector’s Impacts on Climate, and living Conditions
A fast paced and lively panel
discussion will combine the views of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and of local stakeholders such as be’ah with opinions and expertise of different working groups within ISWA, like those on Biological Treatment of Waste, Energy Recovery, Climate Change and Waste Management and from ISWA’s Closing Dump Sites Initiative. The session is a stepping stone towards ISWA’s presence at the Climate COP28 in Dubai. How can waste sector activities contribute to climate protection en-route to de-fossilation? Where are the potentials of different waste management actors? Can the cycle of organic matter be restored rather than losing the resource to landfills or dumps? How can we revive ancient principles in today’s ‘modern’ world, improving living conditions? Which examples do we have already? Do we need to dig deeper in science or is there only a lack of mobilization, funding or policy? Do we need to team up with partners outside of the ‘waste sphere’, reach out to certain regions or create new drivers? This and more will be touched upon, in a debate between five waste sector experts moderated by the WGCCWM’s Vice Chair.
ISWA Young Professionals Group
ISWA YPG’s mission is to make global connections among young people with the aim of sharing knowledge, and ideas for improving waste and resource management practices. YPG has 6 active working groups including Online Discussion Meetings, Marketing & Communications, Mentorship & Career Development, Education, Research & Innovation, and Local & Regional Networks. In this session, they will report on the novel publication of a review study of plastic waste circular actions in seven developing countries to achieve sustainable development goals, the key learnings of their online training course on waste generation and characterization study, the Flagship program to accelerate circular business concepts (2022) and the best practices of creating zero waste communities (ongoing).
ISWA Working Group on Communications & Social Issues
Shifting Mindsets: Transforming Public Perception of Waste Management Systems
Discover how communication shapes the future of waste management. Join our curated session, “Shifting Mindsets: Transforming Public Perception of Waste Management Systems,” as we unveil innovative strategies, campaigns, and research driving positive change. Explore how perceptions evolve and behaviors transform towards a sustainable future. Don’t miss this dynamic discussion on the power of communication in reshaping waste management narratives.
Moderator: Ana Loureiro, EGF (Portugal)
Anna-Carin Gripwall, Avfall Sverige – Swedish Waste Management
Marlon de Luna Era, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP)
Kristof Bossuyt, ISVAG Intermunicipal Waste Management Organisation
MAIN CONGRESS HALL
RAFFLE DRAW #4
11:30 – 12:00
Main Congress Hall
CLOSING REMARKS AND HANDING OVER CEREMONY
- Björn Appelqvist, Scientific and Technical Committee Chair, ISWA
- Muhannad Al Juma, GM – be’ah Academy
- ISWA 2024 host, Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (South Africa)
12:00 – 13:00
LUNCH BREAK (Atrium)
END OF ISWA 2023 WORLD CONGRESS