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Construction & Demolition Waste in India – Challenges & Way Forward | With Brajesh Kr Dubey

Construction & Demolition Waste in India – Challenges & Way Forward | With Brajesh Kr Dubey
Organised on 17th January, 2023

Construction and demolition waste is a major environmental concern in most of the Indian municipalities, as the CW generated in India is 150 MT and accounts for 35%–40% of the global C&D waste annually. India recycles only 1% of the C&D waste that is produced, according to Center for Science and Environment estimates.
Despite the regulations and schemes in India, onsite implementation of C&D waste management is difficult. C&D waste management is among the major sustainability deliverables, however, it is presumed to involve high capital investment and is characterized by a low collection rate, low recycling, and increased open dumping.

This webinar discusses the challenges in collection and transport, concerns about finances, complications in addressing pricing of recycled C&D waste products, collaboration between institute, industry and government & most importantly how from Indian context, there is a need for robust estimation and characterisation of C&D waste to design systems for material recovery.

SPEAKERS

SudhirKumar Barai @ BITS-Pilani

Sudhirkumar Barai is a Director and Senior Professor of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India availing lien for the current position from January 2022. In 1995, he obtained Ph.D (Eng.) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received the degrees of B.E.(Civil) and M.E.(Civil) with specialization in Structural Engineering in 1987 and 1989, respectively, from the Faculty of Engineering, MS University of Baroda, Baroda,India. He was Erskine Visiting Fellow at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand during May-June 2008. He was also visiting scientist at National University of Singapore during MayJuly 2003. He was a recipient of the BOYSCAST fellowship and visited the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA during MayNovember, 2000.

Pradeep Khandelwal @ East Delhi Municipal Corporation

Pradeep Khandelwal, having 38 years of professional experience, recently retired as Chief Engineer in East Delhi Municipal Corporation (erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi). He has been associated with the organization for more than 35 years. He did his BTech in Civil Engg. from REC Kurukshetra in 1983 and post-graduation in the field of Environmental Engg. & Science from IIT Delhi in the year 2003. He has worked in various fields like planning, monitoring, execution and management of various projects in different sectors. He has attended many technical seminars on transport sector earth quake, ready mix concrete, drainage, software technology, land filling and solid waste management. He has presented four papers- one on Institution of India on TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURE AS A TOOL FOR ENERGY SAVINGS, two on Indian Building Congress on Green Building and Tall structures and one on GIS.

MODERATOR

Brajesh Kr Dubey @ IIT-Kharagpur

Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Professor (Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering) in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management and also chair of school of water resources at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Dr. Dubey has more than a decade of research, teaching and industrial outreach experience in the areas of Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Ground Water and Surface Water Quality issues associated with environmental contaminants including those from waste disposal sites.

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