Municipal solid waste comprises of wastes generated from residences, markets, hotels and restaurants, commercial premises, slums, street sweeping and parks. Bangalore residences contribute 55% of total of wastes, which is highest among all sources. Bangalore city generates around 3000-4000 tons of waste. A major fraction (72%) of total waste is organic or wet waste, which degrades in natural environment. Mismanagement of waste has led to contamination of land, water, etc. apart from emissions of GHG’s. Treatment and environmentally sound management of solid waste have posed serious challenges to the local administration. Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) 2000, GoI emphasise the need for waste segregation and storage at source, primary collection, secondary storage, transportation, secondary segregation, resource recovery, processing, treatment, and final disposal of inert material. In this context a stringent regulatory framework for the treatment and management of solid waste through scientific insights is crucial for sustainable development. In this regard, MSWM 2016 would focus on dialogue among various stakeholders to evolve appropriate strategies to minimise mismanagement of waste and resource recovery. The conference at IISc during 23-24 th February 2016 would provide a platform for all stakeholders including youth from academic institutions, city municipal authorities and planners, media, academia, industry, NGO’s, representatives from urban local bodies and residents to deliberate on various issues related to sustainable waste management practices.
Students, research scholars and other stakeholders from local and overseas institutes, NGO’s, professionals in waste management business, consultants, government officials and policy makers are welcome to attend the event and shoulder the responsibility towards keeping clean neighbourhood.
Delegates interested in participating MSWM 2016 - Conference on Municipal Solid Waste Management,
* need to submit the duly filled in registration form either electronically (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) or to the postal address (at the end of registration form).