Workshop: Waste Management in Developing Countries


One of the things that are taken for granted in most ‘developed’ societies is the existence of systems for the efficient and safe handling, processing, and continued management of both solid waste and wastewater. Nevertheless, these are fundamental to the health and quality of life of our population and the sustainability of our society as a whole.Such systems are often missing or deficient in less developed societies but, as their economies develop, two things happen:Firstly, the amount of waste that is produced increases and, secondly, as people become more affluent they demand higher standards of health, environmental stewardship, and quality of life. Inevitably, this leads to a demand for better waste management systems.This workshop will examine how this demand is manifesting itself in two emerging economies – Mexico and China – and will address some of the associated challenges and opportunities. These are by no means all technical in nature, and the final presentation will specifically address some of the social aspects involved in implementing new systems in these environments. Location: Edmonton Waste Management Centre (Clover Bar site)Administration and Training FacilitySite 100, 13111 Meridian StreetEdmonton, Alberta Registration: Please confirm your registration by Tuesday, Nov 14 by completing the registration form & emailing it to ewmce [at] edmonton [dot] ca or faxing it to 780.944.5709.Fees: $50.00 (GST included)*Payment: cash, cheque (made payable to the EWMCE), or Visa, MasterCard & AMEX* Payments to be made on day of workshop Lunch: Provided Workshop Program 9:00am–9:30amRegistration & Coffee9:30am–9:40amOpening Remarks 9:40am–10:10amWaste Management in China: Challenges and OpportunitiesWit SiemieniukVice President, AMEC Earth and Environmental International10:10am–10:40amMexican Environmental Sector Overview and OpportunitiesPaola ZaragozaProject Officer, AmericasAlberta Economic Development10:40am–11:15amCoffee/Networking11:15am–11:45amPublic Participation Programs in Environmental in Baoji China: A Case StudyConnie BoyceDirector of Community RelationsWaste Management Branch, City of Edmonton11:45am–12:00pmPanel Discussion12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch/Networking For more information, please contact: Pam LaliEdmonton Waste Management Centre of ExcellenceTelephone: 780.944.5717 Fax: 780.944.5709pam.lali [at] edmonton [dot]  

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